The Letters of Henry Martyn, East India Company Chaplain
Title Details

612 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Letters of Henry Martyn, East India Company Chaplain

Edited by Scott Ayler

  • Description
  • Contents
  • Reviews
One of the most significant British foreign missionaries of the nineteenth century, Henry Martyn (1781-1812) is a central figure in the history of the East India Company.
Henry Martyn (1781-1812) was one of the most significant British foreign missionaries of the nineteenth century. An Anglican Evangelical, active in India and Persia, he translated the New Testament into Urdu and Persian, pioneeredengagement between Protestant Christianity and Islam, and inspired a generation of British and American evangelical missionary efforts. He is a central figure for the history of the East India Company and its relationship to themissionary movement. This book provides a fully annotated transcription of all Martyn's surviving 327 letters, together with a very substantial introduction covering Martyn's biography, missiology and churchmanship, circle of correspondents, philological contribution, and experience in India and Persia. The letters themselves are rich in detail about East India Company governance in India and the importance of the religious issue at the highest levels. Thebook will be of great interest to historians of India and the East India Company, historians of Anglo-Persian relations and of Evangelical Anglicanism and the broader Protestant missionary movement, and those interested in the emergence and shape of modern Christian-Islamic discourse.

SCOTT D. AYLER spent 24 years as an English-language instructor in the Middle East and South Asia, most recently at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He completed his doctorate in History at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Introduction
Text and Annotations
List of Abbreviations
Glossary of Non-English Terms
Letter Recipients
Preparation and Journey (Letters 1-67)
Calcutta and Early Ministry at Dinapore (Letters 68-135)
Dinapore with Sabat (Letters 136-222)
Cawnpore (Letters 223-292)
Departure from India and Residence in Persia (Letters 293-327)
Manuscript Source Locations Cited in Notes
Bibliography
"This excellent volume provides new insights into Martyn and directly complements the chapter on the East India Company in Gareth Atkin's recent volume from the same publisher, Converting Britannia: Evangelicals and British Public Life, 1770-1840 (Suffolk Boydell, 2019)." Anglican and Episcopal History

Hardcover

9781783274475

November 2019

Buy

$165.00 / £95.00

Shipping Options

Sorry,

we can’t fulfil orders to any location in North or South America at the moment – we are improving our customer’s shopping experience.
We apologise for the disruption, we should be back up-and-running again in mid-July.

Please make use of our special 50% off ebooks sale in the meantime.

Use code BB062 in the shopping cart on ANY ebook.

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Ebook (EPDF)

9781787446007

November 2019

Buy

£95.00 / $165.00

Shipping Options

Sorry,

we can’t fulfil orders to any location in North or South America at the moment – we are improving our customer’s shopping experience.
We apologise for the disruption, we should be back up-and-running again in mid-July.

Please make use of our special 50% off ebooks sale in the meantime.

Use code BB062 in the shopping cart on ANY ebook.

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Title Details

612 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press