The Reckoned Expense

The Reckoned Expense

Edmund Campion and the Early English Jesuits.

Edited by Thomas M. McCoog S.J.

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Essays exploring different facets of the life and influence of Edmund Campion, the sixteenth-century Jesuit and martyr.
This volume forms the first modern study of Edmund Campion, the Jesuit priest executed at Tyburn in 1581, and through him focuses on a theme that has been attracting growing interest among sixteenth-century historians: the passage from a Catholic to an Anglican England, and the resistance to this move. The essays collected here investigate the historical context of Campion's mission; different aspects of his writing and work; the network of colleagues with whom he was in contact; his relationship with contemporaries such as Sir Philip Sidney; the effect of his English mission; and the legacy he left.

THOMAS M. MCCOOG, S.J. is the Archivist of the British province of the Society of Jesus and a member of the Jesuit Historical Institute at Rome.

Contributors: FRANCISCO DE BORJA MEDINA, JOHN BOSSY, NANCY POLLARD BROWN, KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES, DENNIS FLYNN, VICTOR HOULISTON, JOHN J. LAROCCA, COLM LENNON, DAVID LOADES, JAMES MCCONICA, THOMAS M. MCCOOG, THOMAS MAYER, MICHAEL QUESTIER, ALISON SHELL, MICHAEL E. WILLIAMS

Details

June 1996
364 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851155906
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HRAX
BISAC REL033000
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Table of Contents

``We Are Made a Spectacle': Campion's Dramas'. -
The spirituality of the restored catholic church (1553-1558) in the context of the counter reformation - David M Loades
A test of wills: Cardinal Pole, Ignatius Loyola, and the Jesuits in England - Thomas Mayer
The catholic experience in tudor Oxford - James McConica
Edmund Campion's Histories of Ireland and reform in tudor Ireland - Colm Lennon
Sir Philip Sidney's debt to Edmund Campion - Katherine Duncan-Jones
`We are made a spectacle': Campion's dramas - Alison Shell
`Playing the Champion': the role of disputation in the Jesuit mission - Thomas M McCoog, S.J.
The heart of Robert Persons - John Bossy
Why Robert Persons would not be pacified: Edmund Bunny's theft of The Book of Resolution - Victor Houliston
`Out of Step': six supplementary notes on Jasper Heywood - Dennis Flynn
Robert Southwell: the mission of the written word - Nancy Pollard Brown
Intrigues of a Scottish Jesuit at the Spanish Court: unpublished letters of William Crichton to Claudio Acquaviva (Madrid 1590- 1592)1592) - Francisco De B. Medina, S.J.
Popery and Pounds: the effect of the Jesuit mission on penal legislation - John La Rocca, S.J.
`Like locusts over all the world': conversion, indoctrination and the society of Jesus in late Elizabethan and Jacobean England - Michael Questier
Campion and the English continental seminaries - Michael Williams

Reviews

A major contribution to English Jesuit and recusant history. HISTORY
The success of Reckoned Expense, which is an unusual contribution to Tudor history, comes from its presentation of some very recent, and also some very specialised, research on Catholicism in the British Isles during the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I, which, refreshingly, moves away from a completely Anglocentric approach to the period. THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Scholars interested in the Jesuits, Counter-Reformation Catholicism, or the English Reformation will find much of interest within it. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL