Alberic ID 13720
Work type Book
Coll. No

The Mission of the Portuguese Augustinians to Persia and Beyond (1602-1747)

A. describes the establishment and activities of the Portuguese Augustinian mission in Persia. Hopes of converting the Safavid ruler of the Shi’a Muslim state would come to naught, as would the attempts of Shah ‘Abbas I to use the services of the missionaries, as representatives of the Spanish Habsburgs, to forge an anti-Ottoman alliance with the papacy and the Christian rulers of Europe. Prevented from converting Muslims, the Augustinians turned their attention to Armenian and Syriac Christians in Isfahan, later also establishing new missions among Christians in Georgia and the Mandaeans of the Basra region, all of which are described herein. The history of the Augustinian Order is generally under-represented by contrast with other Orders, and this study breaks new ground in existing scholarship.

Related Persons

Function Name Order Title Birthdate Death Alias
Author John M. Flannery - - - - -


Name Place
Brill Leiden


Name Nr
Studies in Christian Mission 43 -

Physical description

ISBN 978-90-04-24382-8 (hb)
Publication Type Default
Published 2013
Pages xii, 286


Geographical order > Europe > Portugal
Geographical order > Asia > Iran (Persia)
Contents > Augustinians (OESA/OSA) > Missions