Polanco’s Chronicon

Juan de Polanco’s Chronicon is one of the most important sources for the history of the Jesuits during their early years, written by a man who served as personal secretary to Ignatius of Loyola and his two immediate successors as superior general of the Society of Jesus (Diego Laíiez and Francis Borgia). Because it runs to about 4,500 pages—and was until recently published only in Latin—it has long been inaccessible to most readers. The goal of this project is to make the volumes available for online reference through a side-by-side Latin-English interface, providing scholars the ability to make suggestions on the translation and perhaps even to provide commentary for future consideration. A link to the project will be provided upon its completion.

Collaborator(s): Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies (IAJS)