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The Jesuit Stronghold in South America: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba. ©NHK/UNESCO TV 2000
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The Jesuit Stronghold in South America: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba

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Language(s): English

Summary/Historical Context

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The Jesuit Block in Córdoba, heart of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay, contains the core buildings of the Jesuit system: the university, the church and residence of the Society of Jesus, and the college. Along with the five estancias, or farming estates, they contain religious and secular buildings, which illustrate the unique religious, social, and economic experiment carried out in the world for a period of over 150 years in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Place/country: Argentina,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, publisher ; UNESCO WHC, producer ; UNESCO TV, producer ;
Published in: 2000

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