Alex Coello

Alex Coello
University Pompeu Fabra | UPF · Department of Political and Social Sciences

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Sin lugar a duda, los cabildos eclesiásticos del arzobispado de Manila han sido uno de los temas menos estudiados por los especialistas en la historia eclesiástica de las Filipinas. Poco o muy poco se ha escrito sobre las actividades políticas y económicas de sus capitulares, particularmente en lo que se refiere a los períodos de sedes vacantes. Du...
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Compared with the image of apparent inaction and passivity of the Chamorro women, more typical of the sexualized model of the natives of the Pacific than of reality, this article shows the other side of the coin that filters through the Spanish official documents, but also those of European travellers and sailors, that reveals a situation in which...
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This article analyzes the centrality of the Jesuit missionaries as indispensable agents in re-establishing negotiations with the Muslims of Mindanao and Sulu. In doing so, I discuss an unpublished Jesuit report: the Relación de las islas Filipinas (Manila, 1654) by the Jesuit Juan Francisco Combés (1620–65), which willfully conflated religious conv...
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In the last years, a growing number of scholars of world history have focused on Jesuit networks, economic and cultural interactions in the Asian-Pacific territories. This introduction and the essays contained within the pages of this special issue bring religious mobility to the foreground, putting special emphasis on the way how “conversion” (bot...
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La mayoría de los estudios sobre el padre jesuita Diego Luis de San Vitores (1627-1672) analizan su papel como fundador de la misión de las islas Marianas. Sin embargo, poco se ha escrito sobre sus actividades en México y Filipinas, especialmente en lo que se refiere a los conflictos internos a la orden jesuita en México que dificultaron el proyect...
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M.a Dolores Elizalde, Xavier Huetz de Lemps, Martín Rodrigo y Alharilla, Ruth de Llobet, Los Roxas. Filipinas en el siglo xix a través de una familia hispano-filipina, Madrid, Marcial Pons Historia, 2020, 470 pp.
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The objective of this paper is twofold. First, to underline the fact that the Relación de las Islas Filipinas (ca. 1654) responded to the need to provide “entera notiçia de las cosas” to the new governor of the Philippines, Don Sabiniano Manrique de Lara, to promote good government. And second, to demonstrate how this report was drawn up to convinc...
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Apresentação do dossiê: A Historiografia sobre as Missões Jesuíticas: a Escrita e o Tempo
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Este ensayo analiza el martirio de los padres Alejandro López (1604-1655) y Juan de Montiel (1632-1655) en la corte del sultán de Magindanao, Muhammad Dipatwān Qudrāt (o Kudarat), más conocido como Cachil Corralat (1581-1671). Los hagiógrafos e historiadores jesuitas oficiales (Alonso de Andrade, Matthias Tanner; Francisco Combés, Pedro Murillo Vel...
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At the end of the seventeenth century, the Society of Jesus projected a martyrial ethos across Europe’s eastern overseas possessions, places that were of extreme importance for the control of transoceanic trade in the western Pacific. Scars of Faith offers a collection of primary sources that deal with the Jesuit martyrdom in the 17th century Maria...
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Celebramos la nueva edición de la Conquista y población del Pirú, fundación de algunos pueblos (ca. 1552-1558), del clérigo presbítero Bartolomé de Segovia. Estudio preliminar, análisis y transcripción de Pilar Rosselló F. de Moya. Lima, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), 2019, 238 p.
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MARJORIE G. DRIVER (1924-2019)
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This article is a historiographic balance of the conquest and evangelization of the Mariana Islands (XVII-XVIII Centuries). From the pioneering work of Marjorie G. Driver and Francis X. Hezel, historians, archaeologists and anthropologists have analyzed Jesuit missions not only as a complement to colonial power dynamics in Asia-Pacific, but also as...
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Este ensayo analiza las políticas geo-estratégicas y misionales que impulsaron la defensa de las posiciones españolas en el sur de las islas Filipinas. Mientras que los agustinos recoletos, encargados de la evangelización de las islas Calamianes, denunciaron los continuos ataques de los «moros» al rey y al Consejo de Indias, y propusieron alternati...
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Le contexte du XVIIe siècle péruvien, au cours duquel l’historiographie coloniale a fait des visites d’idolâtrie une variante des visites ecclésiastiques, se différencie grandement du contexte philippin. Dans cet essai, j’analyse l’absence de visiteurs ecclésiastiques aux Philippines, et de fait, des campagnes contre l’idolâtrie et l’hérésie, en ta...
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This article deals with the missionary work of the Society of Jesus in today’s Micronesia from the 17th to the 20th century. Although the Jesuit missionaries wanted to reach Japan and other Pacific islands, such as the Palau and Caroline archipelagos, the crown encouraged them to stay in the Marianas until 1769 (when the Society of Jesus was expell...
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Tras las persecuciones romanas llevadas a cabo por el emperador Diocleciano (284-305 AC), el aumento de reliquias y su fragmentación obligó a la Iglesia católica no solo a regular su producción sino también su autenticidad. A partir del siglo XVI los jesuitas dejaron una significativa cantidad de santos y beatos mártires en las misiones de Europa,...
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en This essay aims to rethink the epistemological study of violence among the Yanomami's Venezuelan and Brazilian world. In doing so, I reopen some of the discussions between Marshall Sahlins and Napoleon Chagnon/National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the context of the much longer debate about ‘innate aggressiveness’ (as virtue or vice) as it came...
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Partindo da noção de multiculturalismo como um fenômeno relacionado a ideias e políticas estatais que promovem a interação e comunicação entre os grupos étnicos de uma mesma sociedade (BAUMANN, 1996), este ensaio examina dois livros de interesse. Em primeiro lugar, Ranger Gressgård, Multicultural Dialogue. Dilemnas, Pardoxes, Conflicts (2010), que...
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Este dossiê pretende apresentar algumas reflexões e estudos que confirmam que a antropologia e a história, como disciplinas, podem ser separadas, mas não as sociedades que estudam (Alexandre Coello de la Rosa e Josep Luís Mateo Dieste, Louvor da antropologia histórica: abordagens , métodos e aplicações para o estudo do poder e do colonialismo, Zara...
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Placing the Jesuit missions into a global phenomenon that emphasizes economic and cultural relations between Europe and the East, this chapter analyzes the possibilities and limitations of religious conversion in the Micronesian islands of Guam and the Marianas. With the establishment of these strategic missions placed at the route of the Manila’s...
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La mayoría de especialistas en la historia de la iglesia de las Filipinas reconocen el gobierno del arzobispo de Manila, fray Felipe Pardo (1677–1689), como uno de los más conflictivos de la historia del archipiélago. Sin embargo, poco o muy poco se ha escrito sobre las actividades políticas y económicas de sus capitulares, particularmente en lo qu...
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Se analizan dos episodios a través de los cuales los chamorros de Guam reconstruyeron sus culturas, tradiciones e identidades étnicas. El primero fueron las denuncias de las congregantes pertenecientes a la cofradía de Nuestra Señora de la Luz contra el padre jesuita Franz Reittemberger por abusos deshonestos. El segundo, la revuelta de 1829 frente...
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In this article we will argue that although humans always migrated and mated, transgressions of socio-cultural group boundaries not necessarily engendered new categories of classification for mixed offspring. We will show, instead, that the presence or absence of mixed categories depends on the socio-political circumstances, ontologies, systems of...
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www.ant.ulaval.ca/anthropologieetsocietes Mot de la rédaction Frédéric Laugrand Présentation : Le Métis comme catégorie sociale. Agencéité et enjeux sociaux. Denis Gagnon et Hélène Giguère Madagascar : une île métisse sans métis ? La catégorie « métis » et son contournement dans les Hautes Terres centrales de Madagascar pendant la période coloni...
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This study analyzes two episodes through which the Chamorros of Guam rebuilt their cultures, traditions and ethnic identities. First, the complaints of the congregantes of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Light against the Jesuit Franz Reittemberger for molesting. Secondly, the revolt of 1829 against the arbitrariness of Governor don José de Medini...
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This article focuses on the controversy over the charges of sexual impropriety made against Father Franz Reittemberger within the context of worship of Nuestra Señora de la Luz (Our Lady of Light) in the mid-eighteenth century Mariana Islands. As is well known, this cult began to spread around the Americas and the Philippines (via New Spain) starti...
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Despite cross-cultural exchange and ethnic mixing over the last five centuries, Guam remains culturally a Chamorro society. Rather than stressing the ‘acculturative forces of colonialism’, this study focuses on the survival of Chamorro local traditions and identity by bringing death rituals and native Catholicism to the fore. This study corroborate...
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In this article I analyze the conquest and colonization of the Marianas islands (1668-1676) as an example of the construction of the Catholic frontier in the Spanish possessions in the Pacific. One of the main objectives consists of analyzing martyrdom as one of the strategies used by the Jesuit missionaries to convert the Marianas islands to the C...
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In this article I analyze the conquest and colonization of the Marianas islands (1668-1676) as an example of the construction of the Catholic frontier in the Spanish possessions in the Pacific. One of the main objectives consists of analyzing martyrdom as one of the strategies used by the Jesuit missionaries to convert the Marianas islands to the C...
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This article analyzes the coronation ceremony of Ferdinand VI in the Mariana Islands and the funeral rites of his father, Philip V that preceded it as a Baroque representation of power (1747). They were, in fact, two complementary functions that Alejandra Osorio has referred to as the «Two Faces of Janus», that were oriented to represent the figure...
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In this article I analyze the conquest and conversion of the Marianas (1676- 1690) as a discursive reality that turned the islands in a violent theater wherein the chamorros were defined as ruthless warriors (warrior’s ethos), and the Jesuits, on the contrary, as victims of the betrayals and retaliations of their newly converted «children» (martyr’...
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In this article I analyze the conquest and conversion of the Marianas (1676-1690) as a discursive reality that turned the islands in a violent theater wherein the chamorros were defined as ruthless warriors (warrior's ethos), and the Jesuits, on the contrary, as victims of the betrayals and retaliations of their newly converted «children» (martyr's...
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This essay analyzes the politics of sanctity of the Society of Jesus in Viceregal Peru (17th Century) through the process of beatification of the Spanish Father Diego Martínez (1627-34). An unfinished process that has been filed in the Jesuit archives for centuries and was never introduced in the Sacred Congregation of Rites, in the Vatican. Este...
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165) Culture utilisée dans les débats scientifiques et politiques. Mondialisation (unification) et développement des identités locales. Identité: différents niveaux: personnel et de groupe. Métissage culturel vu comme un antidote aux fondamentalisme identitaire. La recerca que presentem tot seguit proposa un estudi comparatiu de les lògiques de cla...
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The aim of this essay is to underline the clientele relations established in the influential family of the León Garavito (also, Garavito de León), and the Society of Jesus in the Viceroyalty of Peru, focusing its connections with the criolllismo at the late 17th century.
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This article analyzes the policies of the Society of Jesus in the 16th and 17th centuries regarding the ordination of mestizos and the doctrine of purity of the blood as an attempt of the Peruvian Jesuit authorities to keep the "impure" away from the centres of power. Mestizos were always suspected of jeopardizing the necessary hierarchy which stra...
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This article analyzes the policies of the Society of Jesus in the 16th and 17th centuries regarding the ordination of mestizos and the doctrine of purity of the blood as an attempt of the Peruvian Jesuit authorities to keep the “impure” away from the centers of power. Mestizos were always suspected of jeopardizing the necessary hierarchy which stra...
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Alexandre COELLO DE LA ROSA, En compañía de ángeles. Vida del extático y fervoroso padre Juan de Alloza (1597-1666)
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El presente trabajo relaciona los seísmos de 1687 y 1690 con los procesos de beatificación llevados a cabo entre 1686 y 1691 por la Compañía de Jesús en el Perú virreinal. Políticas de santidad que articulan un discurso panegírico con la literatura hagiográfica dominante con el fin de situar a los jesuitas más afamados (Juan de Alloza, Francisco de...
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Muchos historiadores han destacado la marginalidad de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, su aislamiento y la belicosidad de la población nativa como una manera de entender el carácter no menos agresivo de los colonizadores españoles. Mientras que los indios chiriguanes adquirieron connotaciones hostiles (?indios de guerra? o ?cazadores de esclavos?), los esp...
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Through a transcultural and historical analysis of Christian Europe, Jewish, Arabic- Muslim, Subsaharian, American Indigenous and Creole Worlds, the current project is intended to explain the origin, process, meanings, social and cultural justifications and the current uses of "hybridation" concept. Also, the project tries to understand the social...
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In order to obtain the beatification of the Serf of God, Juan de Alloza, SJ, the Jesuit superiors of Lima initiated between 1689 and 1691 an ordinary process of witnesses as a former sep to present his cause in the Sacred Congregation of Rites, located in Roma. Alloza was never beatified. However, his postulation reveals the policies of sanctity of...
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In contrast to the perspective of other historians, who are more interested in the figure of Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (Madrid, 1478-Santo Domingo, 1557) as a naturalist or a geographer, this study analyses the use of archetypical models from Classical and Christian traditions of the Middle Ages with the intention of representing the Chr...
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RESUMEN El objetivo de este trabajo es reconstruir las tensiones políticas entre una oligarquía eclesiástica local, centrada en el Cabildo metropolitano, y el segundo arzobispo de Lima, Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo (1538–1606), y el párroco Alonso de Huerta, uno de sus más fieles colaboradores. Aunque el Cabildo era una especie de senado o consejo...
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Modern scholars analyze the chronicles of the Indies as a set of accounts, reports, ways of narrating the lived experiences in the New World, which were tinged with providentialism, mesianism and other value judgments from their rhetoric structure and judeo- Christian pastoral. The Historia by Fernández de Oviedo (1478-1557) is a perfect example. A...
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En lugar de reproducir el argumento de que los objetivos imperiales determinan las producciones culturales de una manera monolítica, el propósito de este ensayo analiza las fisuras discursivas y morales en los escritos de Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo. Estas fisuras provienen, por un lado, de su puesto como cronista real de las Indias, que le opuso d...

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A colonial history of the Marianas