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New EGO article: "Mission, Kolonialismus und Wertewandel" by Michael Sievernich
On European History Online (EGO) a new article has been published under the editorship of the IEG: "Mission, Kolonialismus und Wertewandel" by Michael Sievernich. The article is currently only available in German.
The article outlines missionary processes in the (early) modern period and analyses the conflicting relationship with colonialism. The example of early modern Hispano-America reveals the close entanglement of colonial rule and ecclesiastical mission, which is followed by sharp colonial criticism and legal-ethical reflection. At the same time, mission projects in the Asian region (India, Japan, China, Korea) usually took place in non-colonial contexts and adapted to foreign cultures.