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Poole, Stafford

Overview
Works: 27 works in 107 publications in 3 languages and 5,177 library holdings
Genres: Church history  History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publishing director
Classifications: BT660.G8, 232.917097253
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Most widely held works by Stafford Poole
In defense of the Indians; the defense of the Most Reverend Lord, Don Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, of the Order of Preachers, late Bishop of Chiapa, against the persecutors and slanderers of the peoples of the New World discovered across the seas by Bartolomé de las Casas( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776 by Charles H Lippy( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1492, civilizations entirely unknown to one another dramatically confronted their differences along a line that eventually extended from Nova Scotia to Tierra del Fuego. Over three centuries, the religious, political, and economic pressures of Europe motivated a nearly complete cultural sweep over the entire Western Hemisphere. In Christianity Comes to the Americas, three distinguished historians retell, from the vantage point of the latest historical scholarship, the story that began in late medieval Western Europe and came to a conclusive turning point near the end of the eighteenth century. Stafford Poole brings to life the entire movement of Spanish and Portuguese conquistadores, mendicants, and missionaries throughout South and Central America, the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico, and the American Southwest. The accomplishments and anguish of such figures as Bartolome de las Casas, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Antonio Vieira, and Juan de Zumarraga, among others, take center stage over the exploits of Pizarro, Cortez, Balboa, and Coronado. Robert Choquette tracks the French Catholic missionaries who crisscrossed the American continent, including Jesuit martyrs and Saint Marguerite Bourgeois of the St. Lawrence River Valley. He tells of missionaries shooting rapids and driving dog teams in America's vast hinterland and of Brother Andre performing miracle cures in Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory. Charles H. Lippy follows the reform movements of Calvin and Luther as they extended to the settlements all along the Atlantic coastline. Lippy's narrative traces the dilemma of Puritan covenant ideology personified in the lives of Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams, the vicissitudes of the colonial Anglican church, and the contributions of Quakers like William Penn, who bridged the ideals of Puritanism and the ideals of the Enlightenment. Christianity Comes to the Americas tells a complex story of grand ambition, great tragedy, and selfless humanitarianism. We see the visionary ideals of fervent men and women, the conflicts between soldiers and missionaries, and the sometimes brutal clash between colonizers and colonized over practices of nudity, cannibalism, torture, family relationships, worship, and conversion. All three historians write sensitively of the twentieth century issues spawned by colonial practices: slavery and ethnic persecution, ecological imbalance, isolationism, xenophobia, and regional independence, Christianity Comes to the Americas is solid, comprehensive history presented here in a single, masterful work
Our Lady of Guadalupe : the origins and sources of a Mexican national symbol, 1531-1797 by Stafford Poole( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, based on the story of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, an Indian neophyte, at the hill of Tepeyac in December 1531, is one of the most important formative religious and national forces in the history of Mexico. It has variously been interpreted as the source of Mexican national identity, a means of continuity between the Indian past and Spanish domination, a symbol of national liberation, and a way of evangelizing and pacifying the Indians. The aphorism "Mexico was born at Tepeyac" aptly summarizes its importance. In this, the first work ever to examine in depth every historical source of the Guadalupe apparitions, Stafford Poole traces the origins and history of the account, and in the process challenges many commonly accepted assumptions and interpretations. This is revisionist history at its best and will undoubtedly provoke widespread scholarly debate
Pedro Moya de Contreras : Catholic reform and royal power in New Spain, 1571-1591 by Stafford Poole( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poole shows that Moya de Contreras was as diligent at carrying out the tortures of the Inquisition as he was at exposing government and church corruption. A complex man who upheld Spanish rule while honoring Native traditions, Moya de Contreras learned Nahuatl so he could hear the confessions of indigenous Mexicans. His reforming zeal reached its culmination in his leadership of the Third Mexican Provincial Council of 1585, which enacted a legal code for the Mexican Church that lasted more than three hundred years
Juan de Ovando : governing the Spanish Empire in the reign of Phillip II by Stafford Poole( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip II is a fascinating and enigmatic figure in Spanish history, but it was his letrados - professional bureaucrats and ministers trained in law - who made his vast Castilian empire possible. In Juan de Ovando, Stafford Poole traces the life and career of a key minister in the king's government to explore the role that letrados played in Spanish society as they sought to displace the higher nobility in the administration through a system based upon merit."--Jacket
Religion in new Spain( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Guadalupe : Luis Laso de la Vega's Huei tlamahuiçoltica of 1649 by Luis Lasso de la Vega( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and Multiple languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church and slave in Perry County, Missouri, 1818-1865 by Stafford Poole( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guadalupan controversies in Mexico by Stafford Poole( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seminary in crisis by Stafford Poole( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aztecs on stage : religious theater in colonial Mexico by Louise M Burkhart( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Congregation of the Mission, 1625-1843 by Stafford Poole( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vincentian family tree : a genealogical study by Betty Ann McNeil( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian problem in the Third Provincial Council of Mexico (1585) by Stafford Poole( )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nahuatl theater( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Vincent de Paul and the interment of minors in seventeenth-century France by Gérard Guyon( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish Golden age drama in Mexican translation( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Lady of Guadalupe( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African materials in Vincentian archives by Stafford Poole( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Poole, Richard S. 1930-

Poole Richard Stafford

Poole, Richard Stafford 1930-

Stafford Poole American priest and historian

Stafford Poole sacerdote e storico statunitense

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Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776Our Lady of Guadalupe : the origins and sources of a Mexican national symbol, 1531-1797Pedro Moya de Contreras : Catholic reform and royal power in New Spain, 1571-1591Juan de Ovando : governing the Spanish Empire in the reign of Phillip IIReligion in new SpainThe story of Guadalupe : Luis Laso de la Vega's Huei tlamahuiçoltica of 1649The Guadalupan controversies in MexicoAztecs on stage : religious theater in colonial Mexico