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Balthasar Loyola Mandes (1630-1667) was a Moroccan prince who converted to Catholicism and in 1657 became a Jesuit. The Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University holds some of his manuscripts containing letters and devotional works (description in MANUS On Line: [https://manus.iccu.sbn.it//opac_SchedaScheda.php?ID=223933 APUG 1060]), which will be published in this collection. <br>
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[[File:Loyola Mandes Portrait.jpg|thumb|<small>'''Le père Balthazar Mendez de Loyola''' (Anonyme, XVIIe siècle) <br> Huile sur toile, 0,61x0,54. Toulouse Résidence. <br> Provenance: Peut-être le tableau peint à Béziers en 1667 et remis "à l'epoque révolutionnaire dans la famille de Saune" qui le possédant en 1910. Restitué ou donné à la nouvelle Résidence de Toulouse après 1910. (''Les Jésuites aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles : expression du baroque.'' Toulouse, 1991)</small>]]
[[File:Loyola Mandes Portrait.jpg|thumb|<small>'''Le père Balthazar Mendez de Loyola''' (Anonyme, XVIIe siècle) <br> Huile sur toile, 0,61x0,54. Toulouse Résidence. <br> Provenance: Peut-être le tableau peint à Béziers en 1667 et remis "à l'epoque révolutionnaire dans la famille de Saune" qui le possédant en 1910. Restitué ou donné à la nouvelle Résidence de Toulouse après 1910.</small>]]
 
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== Introduction ==
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The [https://www.unigre.it/struttura_didattica/interreligious/index.php Gregorian Centre for Interreligious Studies] in cooperation with the Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University (APUG)started a project to ''enhance'' the unpublished writings of Baldassarre Loyola Mandes S.J. (1631-1667).<ref>For the meaning of the word ''enhancement'', see the Introduction of ''[[Monumenta Concilii Tridentini]]''.</ref> Son of the king of Fez (Marocco), Muley Mohammed el-Attaz a Muslim prince converted to Christianity, after he was capture by the Knights of Malta, while he was travelling to Mecca for pilgrimage. He took the name of Baldassarre Loyola Mandes to honor both the day of his baptism (July 31, 1656, feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola) and the knight who made him prisoner and who was his godfather (Balthasar Mandols). A few years later, the 11th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, gathered in Rome, authorized his admission to the novitiate at Saint Andrew at the Quirinal (1661). Desiring to leave on a mission to the empire of the Great Moghul, he died in Madrid at the beginning of his journey. His life, well known in the first Society, was staged by Pedro Calderón de la Barca and it was played in all the Jesuit colleges. Baldassarre was the only former Muslim admitted to the Society of Jesus until the abolition in 1946 of the decree of the 5th General Congregation (1594), which forbade the admission of net-converts.
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== Ongoing works ==
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Today APUG holds most of the Loyola Mandes's survived manuscripts, containing letters and devotional works. This collection will be digitalised, transcribed, annotated and made available to researchers through GATE. This work started in 2017 thanks to the collaboration of dr. Federico Stella during a traineeship within the ''Torno subito'' program, funded by the Regione Lazio.
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=== The collection ===
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The collection consists in a group of miscellaneous manuscripts signed with the call number APUG, Ms. 1060 I-IV.<ref>A description of the collection is available on MANUS OnLine [https://manus.iccu.sbn.it//opac_SchedaScheda.php?ID=223933 at this link].</ref> This ''corpus'' contains about 300 letters and several other documents: among them there is also a Loyola Mandes's autobiography. The documentation is mostly in Italian, but there are some Latin and Arabic texts too.<br>
  
 
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==== Manuscripts ====
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Among the Loyola Mandes's manuscripts there is a codex of 50 sheets, probably written by himself, containing the following texts:
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* [[Oratio contra Mahomettem, et eius sectatores|''Oratio contra Mahomettem, et eius sectatores. Scripta à Patre Balthassare Loyola Mandes Societatis Jesu 1665'']] (APUG, Ms. 1060-04, pp. 1-44)
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* [[Copia d'una lettera arabica mandata da un Turco Fessano al Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes|''Copia d'una lettera arabica mandata da un Turco Fessano al Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes della Compagnia di Giesù nell'anno 1664. La qual lettera fù voltata in Italiano dal medesimo Padre nel Collegio di Genova verso il fine d'Agosto 1664'']] (APUG, Ms. 1060-04, pp. 45-51)
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* [[Risposta del Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes alla lettera del Turco fessano|''La risposta del Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes della Compagnia di Giesù alla predetta lettera del Turco fessano'']] (APUG, Ms. 1060-04, pp. 52-98)<br>
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These documents has been transcribed according to the rules adopted in GATE, which include the mark-up of the text using several TEI tags to highlight textual phenomena such as abbreviations, deletions, gaps etc.; then the text has also been annotated with critical and semantic annotations. With the latter operation, it is possible to identify portions of the text such as names, works and concepts and to link them to specific pages.<br>
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To access to the annotated transcriptions click on the title of the texts listed above; at the following link it is also available a diplomatic transcription of all the texts mentioned above: [[Index:BLMM 1060 04.djvu|APUG, Ms. 1060-04]].<br>
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* [[Index:BLMM_1060_02.djvu|APUG, Ms. 1060-02]]: among many texts, this manuscript contains also a Loyola Mandes autobiography
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* [[Index:BLMM_1060_03.djvu|APUG, Ms. 1060-03]]
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==== Correspondence ====
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As mentioned above, the Loyola Mandes's correspondence contains about 300 letters, mostly received by him during his life as a convert. A digitalisation of the letters is under development, anyway some of them are already available. <br>
  
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=== APUG 1060 IV<ref>At the following link you can read the '''diplomatic transcription''' of all the manuscripts with call number [[Index:APUG_1060_IV|APUG 1060 IV]].</ref> ===
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== Acknowledgements ==
* [[Oratio contra Mahomettem, et eius sectatores|''Oratio contra Mahomettem, et eius sectatores''. Scripta à Patre Balthassare Loyola Mandes Societatis Jesu 1665 (APUG 1060 IV, pp. 1-44)]]
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This project wouldn't be started without the collaboration of father Laurent Basanese S.J., director of the Gregorian Centre for Interreligious Studies; prof. Emanuele Colombo (DePaul University) and Federico Stella (Gregorian University - University of Naples "L'Orientale") provided most of the transcriptions: to them goes our sincere gratitude. Prof. Nabil Matar (University of Minnesota) provided transcriptions and translations of some Arabic documents.
* [[Copia d'una lettera arabica mandata da un Turco Fessano al Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes|''Copia d'una lettera arabica mandata da un Turco Fessano al Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes della Compagnia di Giesù nell'anno 1664.'' la qual lettera fù voltata in Italiano dal medesimo Padre nel Collegio di Genova verso il fine d'Agosto 1664 (APUG 1060 IV, pp. 45-51)]]
 
* [[Risposta del Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes alla lettera del Turco fessano|''La risposta del Padre Baldassare Loyola Mandes della Compagnia di Giesù alla predetta lettera del Turco fessano'' (APUG 1060 IV, pp. 52-98)]]<br />
 
 
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:20, 11 February 2020

Le père Balthazar Mendez de Loyola (Anonyme, XVIIe siècle)
Huile sur toile, 0,61x0,54. Toulouse Résidence.
Provenance: Peut-être le tableau peint à Béziers en 1667 et remis "à l'epoque révolutionnaire dans la famille de Saune" qui le possédant en 1910. Restitué ou donné à la nouvelle Résidence de Toulouse après 1910. (Les Jésuites aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles : expression du baroque. Toulouse, 1991)

Introduction

The Gregorian Centre for Interreligious Studies in cooperation with the Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University (APUG)started a project to enhance the unpublished writings of Baldassarre Loyola Mandes S.J. (1631-1667).[1] Son of the king of Fez (Marocco), Muley Mohammed el-Attaz a Muslim prince converted to Christianity, after he was capture by the Knights of Malta, while he was travelling to Mecca for pilgrimage. He took the name of Baldassarre Loyola Mandes to honor both the day of his baptism (July 31, 1656, feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola) and the knight who made him prisoner and who was his godfather (Balthasar Mandols). A few years later, the 11th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, gathered in Rome, authorized his admission to the novitiate at Saint Andrew at the Quirinal (1661). Desiring to leave on a mission to the empire of the Great Moghul, he died in Madrid at the beginning of his journey. His life, well known in the first Society, was staged by Pedro Calderón de la Barca and it was played in all the Jesuit colleges. Baldassarre was the only former Muslim admitted to the Society of Jesus until the abolition in 1946 of the decree of the 5th General Congregation (1594), which forbade the admission of net-converts.

Ongoing works

Today APUG holds most of the Loyola Mandes's survived manuscripts, containing letters and devotional works. This collection will be digitalised, transcribed, annotated and made available to researchers through GATE. This work started in 2017 thanks to the collaboration of dr. Federico Stella during a traineeship within the Torno subito program, funded by the Regione Lazio.

The collection

The collection consists in a group of miscellaneous manuscripts signed with the call number APUG, Ms. 1060 I-IV.[2] This corpus contains about 300 letters and several other documents: among them there is also a Loyola Mandes's autobiography. The documentation is mostly in Italian, but there are some Latin and Arabic texts too.

To search within the whole content of the Balthasar Loyola Mandes Collection, use the following search module.

Manuscripts

Among the Loyola Mandes's manuscripts there is a codex of 50 sheets, probably written by himself, containing the following texts:


These documents has been transcribed according to the rules adopted in GATE, which include the mark-up of the text using several TEI tags to highlight textual phenomena such as abbreviations, deletions, gaps etc.; then the text has also been annotated with critical and semantic annotations. With the latter operation, it is possible to identify portions of the text such as names, works and concepts and to link them to specific pages.

To access to the annotated transcriptions click on the title of the texts listed above; at the following link it is also available a diplomatic transcription of all the texts mentioned above: APUG, Ms. 1060-04.

It is also possible to make a full-text search of the manuscript, using the following search form.



Thanks to the collaboration of GATE users, the transcription of two other manuscripts is under development:

Correspondence

As mentioned above, the Loyola Mandes's correspondence contains about 300 letters, mostly received by him during his life as a convert. A digitalisation of the letters is under development, anyway some of them are already available.

It's possible to search the metadata of letters (Sender, Recipient, Date, Language) using the following data-table:


The available letters have also been transcribed and their text can be searched using the following search form.


Acknowledgements

This project wouldn't be started without the collaboration of father Laurent Basanese S.J., director of the Gregorian Centre for Interreligious Studies; prof. Emanuele Colombo (DePaul University) and Federico Stella (Gregorian University - University of Naples "L'Orientale") provided most of the transcriptions: to them goes our sincere gratitude. Prof. Nabil Matar (University of Minnesota) provided transcriptions and translations of some Arabic documents.

References

  1. For the meaning of the word enhancement, see the Introduction of Monumenta Concilii Tridentini.
  2. A description of the collection is available on MANUS OnLine at this link.