Essential Perspective on Global History Now Available

31 March 2016

Adam Matthew, a global provider of digital primary source content, has today announced the publication of the second and final module of Church Missionary Society Periodicals<\/a><\/i> - ‘Medical Journals, Asian Missions and the Historical Record, 1816-1986’.

The completion of this highly anticipated collection provides scholars with a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounters, and is one of the richest sources available on the role of religion and its interaction with the Western and non-Western worlds.

This final
Church Missionary Society Periodicals<\/a><\/i> module provides thousands of pages of published content relating to South, East and South-East Asia, including journals, reports, letters and serialised accounts of indigenous peoples, family news including marriages, births and deaths as well as a register of missionaries detailing the movements of men, women and native clergy.


“A world history teacher would be challenged to find more useful primary source material than this.”<\/i> <\/p>

Professor Phillip A. Cantrell, II (Longwood University, VA, USA)<\/p>

Sourced from the Church Missionary Society (CMS) collection at the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, with some additional material from the Crowther Mission Studies Library, Oxford, Module II – covering 1816-1986 – further supplements the documents contained in Module I with:
• The publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries
• The work of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society among women in Asia and the Middle East
• Newsletters from native churches and student missions in China and Japan
• Student missions in China and Japan
• ‘Home’ material, including periodicals aimed specifically at women and children subscribers.

Students and teachers can discover the Society’s role in campaigns against foot-binding in China, against child-marriage in India, and the effects of natural disasters, revolution, war and changing political regimes on Christian communities and Europeans far from home.

The complete collection enables new research opportunities in the fields of missiology and world Christianity, as well as global history and early cultural encounters.

View the complete collection during a free<\/b>
30-minute webinar<\/a> on April 20th. Church Missionary Society Periodicals<\/a><\/i> is available for This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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