PMJS Publication Announcement: November 2022

Skip to first unread message

Abigail MacBain

Nov 2, 2022, 9:54:32 AM11/2/22

Dear colleagues,

Below please find our monthly bulletin compiling information on publications by and recommendations from PMJS members. All details below were submitted through the PMJS Publication Announcements online form.

Publication type: Book

Title: The Samurai and the Cross. The Jesuit Enterprise in Early Modern Japan

Author: M. Antoni J. Ucerler

Affiliation: Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, Director

Summary: Antoni Ucerler's book The Samurai and the Cross engages with how the Jesuits communicated - translated! - the Christian faith in a socio-culturally, politically and linguistically new context: Japan. The missionaries translated various texts, artefacts and religious practices thus "re-inventing" Christianity in a way that was sensitive to the culture and politics of late 16th and early 17th century Japan. This important contribution to intellectual history is mindful of the global geopolitical context and highlights transnational relations between Japan, (Counter-) Reformation Europe and other countries in Asia and Latin America.

Release Date: 2022


Contact: Pia Jolliffe,

To recommend a title for the December announcement, please fill out the online form no later than November 20. Submissions can be submitted by authors themselves or by PMJS members who are eager to share other scholars’ recent publications. 

For any questions or comments on the submission format, please contact Tariq Sheikh ( and/or Abigail MacBain (

Reply all
Reply to author
0 new messages