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Fall 2019


This study will ask if the expulsion of the Jesuits played a part in the formation of this national spirit. In no way will this try to give a complete explanation of the events which led to the Jesuit expulsion, nor to explain the inner workings of Jesuit society and its influences. The focus will concentrate on the effect that the expulsion of Jesuits from New Spain, which was done by secret order and simultaneously across New Spain, may have had. Most of the Mexican Jesuits which were expelled eventually ended up in Bologna, Italy. Some of these individuals, notably Francisco Javier Clavigero, wrote books and dissertations concerning Mexico and its culture. Did these events and the subsequent writings play a role in forming the cultural sense of Mexicanismo?


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