English Convents in Exile, 1600–1800, Part II, vol 4: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

English Convents in Exile, 1600–1800, Part II, vol 4

1st Edition

By Caroline Bowden, Katrien Daemen-de Gelder, James E Kelly, Richard G Williams, Carmen M Mangion, Michael Questier, Emma Major

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366 pages

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pub: 2013-01-01
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Between 1600 and 1800 around 4,000 Catholic women left England for a life of exile in the convents of France, Flanders, Portugal and America. These closed communities offered religious contemplation and safety, but also provided an environment of concentrated female intellectualism. The nuns’ writings from this time form a unique resource.

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