Lost Cities of Paraguay: Art and Architecture of the Jesuit Reductions, 1607-1767 by Clement J. McNaspyThese missions, or reductions, were the subject of the popular 1986 film The Mission, starring Jeremy Irons, Robert DeNiro, Liam Neeson, and a native cast of hundreds. [Most remember it for the lovely instrumental, Gabriels Oboe, from the musical score by Ennio Morricone.] Although wikipedia claimed that Clement McNaspy, SJ, had consulted on this film, I did not see his name, nor any mention of this book, in the films credits. Based on what I read here, Father McNaspy would have objected to the films drift from the historical record, particularly the implication that Jesuits had disobeyed their religious superiors by taking up arms in the Guarani Wars against Spanish and Portuguese colonials.
This volume was from the art library at UMD--College Park, and was more photos than text. It is a reminder of a unique moment in the history of the Catholic missions. Unlike the depredations wrought by the earliest Catholic missionaries who came with the conquistadors to the Americas, this was a unique amalgamation of two cultures that amazed everyone who experienced it. The Guarani adapted European religion, polyphony, and art to create something unique that was lost forever when colonial powers tried to exterminate them.
I was looking for evidence that the Jesuits had trained Guarani to become members of their religious order. I did not find that evidence, but the team of Jesuits in these missions in Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina, included Jesuits that had been born in South America.
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The Paraguay Population Live counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Paraguay delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm , which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division. The Population of Paraguay - chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from to Population : Overall total population both sexes and all ages in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The Revision. For forecasted years, the U. For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding. Yearly Change : For absolute change in total population increase or decrease in number of people over the last year from July 1, to June 30
A confluence of history and culture amid beautiful natural scenery makes it an unforgettable destination. The city, known for its cobblestone streets, incredible density of Spanish colonial architecture, delicious strawberries, and ghosts! Lying across the Paraguay River, in between three hills, the city is both a town and a port, and the only way to reach it is via boat. Just like the medieval city-fortress, Fuerte Olimpo is surrounded by a high wall that gives it a special charm. Bahia Negra is a small town at the very end of the world. Built as a military base to protect the coastline of the Paraguay River, the city has no more than residents today. This research institute, accessible only by boat, administers a staggering number of natural land:
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Nuestra Seora Santa Mara de la Asuncin is the capital and largest city of Paraguay.
Read an overview of the best cities in Paraguay to visit, highlighting the famous and less known places. Paraguay, little-known country nestled between touristy Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, is rarely visited when following traditional South American tourist itineraries. Paraguay is lacking famous attractions and tourist-oriented establishments and that is why this interesting country of big rivers, vast green landscapes, and rich indigenous culture is not on the Gringo Trail. We explored Paraguay as independent travelers in February at the very end of our long South American journey. The smallest landlocked country in the entire continent is often called — The Heart of South America, referring to its geographical location in the center of the continent. Although Paraguay is not regarded as a major travel destination, the country has been recently experiencing a constant increase of tourists.