The flower of birds and the dog of Pluto : observations of the North American natural world by the French Jesuit missionaries

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dc.contributor.advisor Marion, Rene S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kulwicki, James H. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n------ en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:52Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2003 .K85 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187480
dc.description.abstract While Thwaites' Jesuit Relations have been extensively used by historians interested in the interactions between Native Americans and the French Jesuit- missionaries, they have not been used to examine the Jesuits' descriptions of the North American natural world. These natural world descriptions are examined to see what influence factors contributed to the form of their accounts. Using two recent journal articles five factors - value, religion, society, personal experience and education - were selected to provide the structure of this study and to understand the impact of these factors upon the Jesuit natural world descriptions. Environmental history works have been consulted to provide information of the Jesuit mentality formed by these factors. Two factors, value and personal experience, provide the greatest influence, with education and society providing a lesser influence. Surprisingly, the influence of religion does not often explicitly appear in the Jesuit accounts.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of History
dc.format.extent v, 133 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nature -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church. en_US
dc.subject.other Jesuits -- North America. en_US
dc.title The flower of birds and the dog of Pluto : observations of the North American natural world by the French Jesuit missionaries en_US
dc.title.alternative Observations of the North American natural world by the French Jesuit missionaries en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1265459 en_US


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