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  • Dr. Deutsch on the "abolition of slavery in East Africa" seminar
  • Dr. Deutsch on the "abolition of slavery in East Africa" seminar
  • Dr. Deutsch on the "abolition of slavery in East Africa" seminar
  • Dr. Deutsch on the "abolition of slavery in East Africa" seminar
  • Dr. Deutsch on the "abolition of slavery in East Africa" seminar
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What is JHIA?

An institute geared to preserving memory and promoting historical knowledge, the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA) started in 2010 as an idea of the Jesuit General, Adolfo Nicholás, S.J., to encourage the study of his Order's largely unexplored involvement in the evangelization of Africa ... 

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The JHIA Collection

JHIA's mission is to collect sources and to make them available to researchers. In order to facilitate a contextualized research and allow for necessary comparative scholarship, JHIA's collection is much broader than strictly "Jesuit" records and "African" material...

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Special and Rare Acquisitions

Gentilis Angollæ_eruditusGentilis Angollae fidei mysteriis, Lusitano olim idiomate per R. P. Antonium de Coucto Soc. Iesu, Theologum; Nunc Autem Latino per Fr. Antonium Mariam Prandomontanum, Concionatorem Capucinum, Admon. Rev. Patris Procuratoris Generalis Commissaris Socium, Instructus, atque locupletatus. (Romae: Typis S. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, M.DCLXI). Superiorum permissu.

Description: dark blue hard cover; 23.3cm x 16.4cm; 115 pages + 2 pages index, main text in triple columns of Latin, Kimbundu and Portuguese.

The text, in triple columns of Latin, Kimbundu and Portuguese, is arranged in the form of dialogues on the sacraments, purgatory, the Paster Noster, etc. There is also an introduction on “Angolan” (Kimbundu) idioms and an index at the end. This abridged version of an unpublished work by Francisco Pacconio (1589-1641) first appeared with Portuguese and Kimbundu vocabulary in Lisbon in 1642 as Gentio de Angola sufficientemente instruido nos mysterios de nossa santa fé. This 1661 version was printed in Rome by Antonio Maria Prandomontano, a Capuchin.

About the author: Antonio do Couto, a native of São Salvador in Angola, became a Jesuit there in 1631. After studying at Coimbra he returned to Angola in 1648 and died in Loanda in 1666.

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madagascarordrurysjournal

Madagascar or Robert Drury's Journal During Fifteen Years Captivity on that Island (London: T.Fisher Unwin,1890[1729]), 398 pages + maps and other illustrations.

A gripping narrative by Robert Drury, who, for fifteen years, lived as a slave in Madagascar.Ashipwreck rendered him captive to the island'snatives when he was still a boy. Drury grew up, laboured and even married in Madagascar before he returned to England. His description of the islanders' life, customs, believes, manners and economic activities is thus a valuable eye-witness account of Madagascar in the early 18th century.

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theextinctionofchristianchurchesinnorthafricaThe Extinction of the Christian Churches in North Africa, by L. R. Holme(London: C. J. Clay and Sons, 1898), vi + 263 pages and a map.

Based on the 1895 Hulsean Prize Essay, this book is a critical review of the rise and fall of Christian churches in North Africa. It is valuable for its wealth of historical data. It addresses not only the development of Christianity in North Africa but also the contribution from that region to the advancement of the same faith in Europe. Struggles against state-imposed paganism and challenges encountered in dealing with the peoples of North Africa aredetailed. Religious figures from the region, including Saints Augustine and Cyprian, feature prominently. Moreover, the book offers an insight into the development of various doctrines and religious practices before providing an account of the demise of what the author calls "African Christianity".

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