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Catholic VietnamA Church from Empire to Nation$
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Charles Keith

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520272477

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520272477.001.0001

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A Church between the Nguyễn and the French

A Church between the Nguyễn and the French

(p.18) 1 A Church between the Nguyễn and the French
Catholic Vietnam

Charles Keith

University of California Press

Chapter 1, “A Church between the Nguyễn and the French,” first provides an overview of Catholic religious and social structures in the precolonial era. It next addresses the expansion of missionary Catholicism during and after the French conquest, which to helped rebuild and extend the church's presence in Vietnam. It closes by exploring the relationship between Catholic missions, the rise of French colonial rule, and the changing place of Catholicism in Vietnamese society and politics.

Keywords:   Nguyễn dynasty, precolonial era, French conquest, missionary expansion

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