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Missionary report
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1. Introduction

Missionary reports are texts (letters, diaries, memoranda) written by missionaries mostly for internal church purposes. Sometimes they also reached a wider public as travel literature. Such texts were an important organizational instrument for Protestant and Catholic missions alike. The early modern missionary report thus occupied a place at the intersection of the Christian mission, the travelogue, colonialism, ethnography, and the categorization of “religion” in Eu…

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Stuckrad, Kocku von, “Missionary report”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024151>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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