Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on


Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods

by Victoria Weston Mcmullen Museum Of Art, Boston College
Pub Date:
Pbk 75 pages
AU$109.00 NZ$113.04
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
add to your cart
Offering a new perspective on global trade relations during the Age of Exploration, Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan explores the relationships between Portuguese merchants, Jesuits, and the Japanese during the nanban period (1543–1614). Created to accompany an exhibit of the same name at the McMullen Museum of Art, this catalogue is richly illustrated with full-page images of Japanese art and artifacts of the period, from and porcelain objects to furniture and weaponry. Victoria Weston has assembled a collection of nine essays by internationally renowned scholars from a variety of fields, which when taken as a whole create a comprehensive study of international relations during the period on a political, cultural, and spiritual level. The texts reflect upon a broad range of topics, from commercial contacts between shoguns and Iberian governments to close readings of the cultural implications of images depicted in nanban art. This volume explores the interactions between these three discrete groups through historical research, and the technological, political, and theological influence the West had upon the East and vice versa.
Victoria Weston is associate professor of art at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston.