This book offers a new perspective on how female piety evolved in the decades after the devot generation had pioneered the Catholic Reformation in France. It presents female devotional culture as generational and something which ought to be understood as a response to changing spiritual currents.
Introduction: Spiritual Friendship and Rigorist Devotional Culture 1. Prelude: A Spiritual Pedigree 2. Out of Egypt 3. Guardians of the Soul 4. Solitary Temples and Empty Shrines 5. In Pursuit of Solitude 6. Conclusion