1st Edition

English Convents in Exile, 1600–1800, Part II, vol 6

ISBN 9781138753198
Published December 31, 2012 by Routledge
522 Pages

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Book Description

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.