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Journal des voyages, Joachim Bouvet, S.J.

Journal des voyages, Joachim Bouvet, S.J.

The French Jesuit Joachim Bouvet (1656-1730) was one of the five famous "Mathematiciens du Roy" who were sent to China by the Sun King Louis XIV. This volume includes a lengthy introduction, the original text of the Journal with notes, map and chronology of Bouvet’s travels and seven indexes. Variétés Sinologiques No.95, 2005, 374 pages.

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ISBN:957-9390-79-7


The French Jesuit Joachim Bouvet (1656-1730) was one of the five famous "Mathematiciens du Roy" who were sent to China by the Sun King Louis XIV. He was teacher of the Kangxi Emperor (reg. 1672-1722), twice legate of the Emperor to Europe from 1693 to 1698 and in 1706, one of the initiators of a French Jesuit mission in China, founder of an apostolic Academy and the last but not least he developed a kind a contextual theology for China which is known under the name of Figurism.

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