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«Sicché la nave sembrava un piccolo inferno». Missionaries by sea in the early modern age

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In the modern age, the sea performed a series of functions for missionaries: it was a space for conversion, for the care of travelers, but also a place for scientific observations and an occasion for martyrdom. The essay intends to reconstruct the complexity of these experiences through archival and memorial sources


  • Missionaries
  • Conversion
  • Martyrdom
  • Ocean


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