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Bibliographical Guides



 

The standard guide, by author and topic, to books written (to 1900) by Jesuits, and about Jesuit history, is Carlos Sommervogel SJ et al, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus (12, vols, Bruxelles-Paris, 1890 et seq).


László Polgár. Bibliographie sur l'histoire de la Compagnie de Jésus (1901-1980) vol. 1 - Toute la Compagnie. IHSI, Rome 1981.

László Polgár. Bibliographie sur l'histoire de la Compagnie de Jésus (1901-1980) vol. 2 - Les pays. Europe. IHSI, Rome 1983.

László Polgár. Bibliographie sur l'histoire de la Compagnie de Jésus (1901-1980) vol. 2 - Les pays. Amérique, Asie, Afrique, Océanie. IHSI, Rome 1986.

László Polgár. Bibliographie sur l'histoire de la Compagnie de Jésus (1901-1980) vol. 3. Les Personnes A - F. IHSI, Rome 1990.

László Polgár. Bibliographie sur l'histoire de la Compagnie de Jésus (1901-1980) vol. 3. Les Personnes G - Q. IHSI, Rome 1990.

László Polgár. Bibliographie sur l'histoire de la Compagnie de Jésus (1901-1980) vol. 3. Les Personnes R - Z. IHSI, Rome 1990.

History of Society of Jesus:

  • Vol. 1 Society of Jesus in general
  • Vol 2 Countries, Europe (Part I) and America, Asia, Africa and Oceania (Part II).
  • Vol 3 Persons, A-F (Part I) G - Q (Part II) R - Z (Pars III)
This is a guide to research published from 1900-1980.


Library of Cardinals Silvio and Louis Valenti Gonzaga donated to the Society of Jesus (1804): catalogue.

 

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ARSI also houses the Biblioteca Storica, a collection of about 100,000 books on the history of the Society of Jesus (originally the Biblioteca dell’'Istituto Storico della Compagnia di Gesù).

From 1 March 2011 the Biblioteca Storica has affiliated to the Polo Biblioteche Ecclesiastiche. Entries for books catalogued after that date may be consulted online: www.ceibib.it/opac.

Many books about the history of the Society of Jesus or writen by Jesuit authors may be found in the following web sites:

On the activities of the US Jesuits, see the journal Woodstock Letters (1872-1969). For the complete digital version by Maryland Province SJ, Midwest Jesuit Archives, and St Louis University - Click here

 

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