Winner of the 2021 Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender (SSEMWG) Book Award! The awards committee praised Ulrike Strasser's book for deftly exploring the intersection of gender and global histories, using the Jesuits’ journeys from Europe into the Pacific.
"The various interconnected elements in this book present a compelling analysis of the many theoretical issues addressed in its rich introduction: masculinities, gender and religion, the global turn, and the history of media. It brings these to bear on Jesuit history in an effective and innovative way, and through an important and under-written aspect of its history – the missions of the Pacific."
- Silvia Mostaccio, UCLouvain, Belgium, Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu, vol. xc, fasc. 180 (2021-II)
"While the final chapter works to unite the book’s many strands into a unified whole, each chapter
successfully stands on its own. Drawing on a range of Jesuit source material, Strasser’s consideration
of Jesuit masculinity also adds a novel layer to the growing body of work that employs Jesuit sources
to understand both Atlantic and world history."
- David Dzurec, H-TGS, January 2022