Spanish Colonialism

Successes Outside the Chiquitania. Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia)

San Rafael de Velasco mission (1696), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Evanescence and Permanence: Toward an Accurate Understanding of the Legacy of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Written by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck – Part 6: The First Jesuits in Bolivia, The Doctrina of Juli, Arrival in Santa Cruz de la Sierra Successes Outside the Chiquitania At the same time that they were making incursions into the Chiquitania, the Jesuits penetrated ...

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The First Jesuits in Bolivia, The Doctrina of Juli, Arrival in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia)

San Ignacio de Velasco mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Evanescence and Permanence: Toward an Accurate Understanding of the Legacy of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Written by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck – Part 5: What Are These Missions Now? Lacunas and Guesswork The First Jesuits in Bolivia The first Jesuit missionaries arrived in what is now Bolivia in 1572, having moved eastward from the Viceroyalty of Peru, which had ...

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What Are These Missions Now? Lacunas and Guesswork. Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia)

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Evanescence and Permanence: Toward an Accurate Understanding of the Legacy of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Written by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck – Part 4: How Did the Jesuits of Chiquitos Communicate with the Jesuits of Paraguay? The Way Forward, Success and Failure What Are These Missions Now? Perhaps the most egregious error is the misunderstanding, actively promoted by the ...

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How Did the Jesuits of Chiquitos Communicate with the Jesuits of Paraguay? Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia)

San Miguel de Velasco mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Evanescence and Permanence: Toward an Accurate Understanding of the Legacy of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Written by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck – Part 3: Who Constructed the Mission Churches? How Did the Jesuits of Chiquitos Communicate with the Jesuits of Paraguay? A frequent assumption still made by many writers today is that the Jesuits stationed in Chiquitos were in ...

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Who Constructed the Mission Churches? Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia)

Santa Ana de Velasco mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Evanescence and Permanence: Toward an Accurate Understanding of the Legacy of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Written by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck – Part 2: How Many Jesuit Missions Were Founded? Who Constructed the Mission Churches? Another often-repeated error is that the first permanent (not provisional) churches of the mission complexes, or conjuntos misionales, of the Jesuit missions in the ...

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How Many Jesuit Missions Were Founded? Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia)

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Evanescence and Permanence: Toward an Accurate Understanding of the Legacy of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Written by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck – Part 1: Introduction: Traditional and Later Research Efforts, Recent Research and Its Consequences, Challenges to Current Research How Many Jesuit Missions Were Founded? Thanks to the carrying-forward of erroneous assumptions made by earlier writers who did not verify ...

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Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Eastern Bolivia)

San José de Chiquitos mission (1697), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Evanescence and Permanence: Toward an Accurate Understanding of the Legacy of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Written by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck This article and its companion piece, “The Long Silence: The Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos after the Extrañamiento”, are two halves of a whole, written primarily to remedy the fact that no accurate historical overview of the twelve Jesuit ...

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The Jesuit Missions in South America: Jesuits Reductions in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil

San Ignacio Miní, Misiones, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck The Indios Guaraní of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil would have been another indigenous people victim of the colonial conquest in South America, if the Jesuits would haven’t been able to persuade the King of Spain to grant that vast region to their care. The Jesuits promised to the King ...

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