The article studies Uruguayan bishop Mariano Soler's travels through the Middle East and the main works they gave rise to. Its purpose is to exa¬mine the intersections between orientalist representation and ultramontane discourse. It argues that these travels and texts respond to a «glocal» logic: the defense of Catholicism in the Rio de la Plata and its globalization in La¬tin America. In this sense, the «global» and the «local» converge in Soler's works, making the Middle East a symbolic place from which to counter an¬ti-clerical culture and reassert ultramontane Catholicism. Soler's experience allows a more profound understanding of the construction of an ultramonta¬ne imaginary in Latin America and its capacity to relate to other centers of reference beyond Rome.
|Translated title of the contribution||"I went, I saw and I enjoyed the conquests of religion and science". Travels and stories of a Latin American bishop in the Orient (1885-1908)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Rivista di storia del cristianesimo|
|State||Published - Jul 2020|
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