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Female Piety and the Catholic Reformation in France

1st Edition

By Jennifer Hillman


240 pages

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Hillman presents a fascinating account of the role that women played during the Catholic Reformation in France. She reconstructs the devotional practices of a network of powerful women showing how they reconciled Catholic piety with their roles as part of an aristocratic elite, challenging the view that the Catholic Reformation was a male concern.

Table of Contents

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


About the Series

Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Europe / France