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Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Yasmin Haskell


This is the first dedicated study of the classical-style, Latin didactic poetry produced by the Society of Jesus in the early modern period. The Jesuits were the most prolific composers of such poetry, teaching all manner of arts and sciences: meteorology and magnetism, raising chickens and children, the arts of sculpture and engraving, writing and conversation, the social and medicinal benefits of coffee and chocolate, the pious life and the urbane life. The book accounts for this investment in so secular a genre by considering the Society's educational and ideological values and practices. E ... More

Keywords: Latin didactic poetry, Jesuits, arts, sciences, meteorology, magnetism, raising chickens, raising children, sculpture, engraving

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780197262849
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yasmin Haskell, author
Cassamarca Foundation Associate Professor in Latin Humanism, University of Western Australia