John Donne, Ignatius his Conclave

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John Donne’s

Ignatius His Conclave

is a satirical attack on the Society of Jesus, which was founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola. Printed anonymously in 1611, the work appeared in both Latin and English just months apart; the former, a duodecimo edition with the title

Conclave Ignati

, was entered in the Stationer’s Register on 24 January, and the latter, also printed in duodecimo, on 18 May. There is an additional quarto volume of the Latin, which was printed by a foreign press, most likely in Hanau, during the same year (Coffin 1958, p. 196). T. S. Healy points out that although the dates of publication for the English and Latin versions do not indicate which text was written first, the English was most likely translated from the Latin. This assumption is based on a convincing…

1750 words

Citation: Altman, Shanyn Leigh. "Ignatius his Conclave". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 July 2014 [, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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