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Francis Xavier's arrival in Japan in 1549 initiated a radically different approach to the spread of Christianity which was to distinguish the Jesuits from all other Europeans for the next 200 years - he insisted that his missionaries should respect and understand Japanese culture. His work was continued by Alessandro Valignano, both in Japan and ...

A Vision Betrayed: The Jesuits in Japan and China, 1542-1742 1994, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9780748604722