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Strange brew: Global, regional and local factors behind the 1690 prohibition of Christian practice in Nguyen Cochinchina

Cooke, Nola J


In 1690, the previously sympathetic Nguyen ruler of Cochinchina (located in south-central modern Vietnam) prohibited Christian religious practice in his state. Uniquely in the history of Catholicism in early modern Vietnam, however, the ban did not lead to a persecution of believers. The following article, based extensively on archival materials from the Missions-Étrangères of Paris, historicises this event and the steps leading up to it in 1688-89. It argues that to understand what was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0022463408000313


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