A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora: The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser by Raymond H. ThompsonA Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora: The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser by Raymond H. Thompson

A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora: The Family Correspondence of Philipp Segesser

EditorRaymond H. ThompsonTranslated byWerner S. Zimmt, Robert E. Dahlquist

Hardcover | April 1, 2014

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In the very last year of the seventeenth century a ten-year-old boy in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, announced to his parents that he wanted to become a Jesuit missionary and save souls in faraway lands. Philipp Segesser got his wish when he was sent to northwestern Mexico in 1731. For the next thirty years he carried on an active correspondence with his family and religious affiliates. His letters home, translated and edited in this fascinating book, provide a frank and intimate view of missionary life on the remote northwestern frontier of New Spain. The editor's introduction sets the letters in biographical and historical context.

Raymond H. Thompson is the director emeritus of the Arizona State Museum and Riecker Distinguished Professor emeritus in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona.
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Title:A Jesuit Missionary in Eighteenth-Century Sonora: The Family Correspondence of Philipp SegesserFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.3 × 6.48 × 1.33 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826354246

ISBN - 13:9780826354242

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