Ronan, Charles E.
Juan Ignacio Molina
The World's Window on Chile
Year of Publication: 2002
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. 318 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-5219-7 hardback (Hardcover)
Weight: 0.590 kg, 1.301 lbs
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This book is a biography of a Chilean Jesuit, Juan Ignacio Molina (1740-1829), a historian and naturalist, who wrote the Storia Naturale del Chili (1782) and the Storia Civile del Chili (1787). Before his death at the age of eighty-nine, he had spent most of his life in Bologna, Italy, as a result of the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Spanish Empire in 1767. Molina was also an ardent defender of the Americas against the false diatribes by writers such as Corneille de Pauw and William Robertson.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Author: Charles E. Ronan is Professor Emeritus of History at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. He is also the author of the biography of the Mexican Jesuit, Francisco Javier Clavigero, and the co-editor of Jesuit Encounters on the New World: Jesuit Chroniclers, Geographers, Educators, and Missionaries in the Americas, 1549-1767, and of East Meets West: The Jesuits in China, 1582-1773. He has also contributed to various historical journals.
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