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Mandarins and Martyrs: The Church and the Nguyen Dynasty in Early Nineteenth-Century Vietnam

Jacob Ramsay


This book examines the rise of anti-Catholic hostility in early nineteenth-century Vietnam under the Nguyễn dynasty. French missionaries have long been blamed for the destabilization of dynastic Vietnam and the anti-Catholic violence that preceded the French invasion in 1858, but the focus on the political conflict leading to the Nguyễn court's antipathy to the church overlooks the significance of Catholicism as a popular religion. Focusing on, but not limited to, the Cochinchina region, this study explores grassroots experiences of the religion and the conflict between the Nguyễn court and mi ... More

Keywords: anti-Catholic hostility, nineteenth-century Vietnam, Nguyễn dynasty, French missionaries, destabilization, dynastic Vietnam, anti-Catholic violence, French invasion, political conflict, Nguyễn court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804756518
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob Ramsay, author