Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe Hardback

An Interdisciplinary View

by Cordula Van Wyhe;

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Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe

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This volume of eleven interdisciplinary essays addresses the multifaceted nature of female religious identity in early modern Europe. By dismantling the boundaries between the academic disciplines of history, art history, musicology and literary studies it offers new cross-cultural readings essential to a more comprehensive understanding of the complexity of female spirituality in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Utilising a wide range of archival material, encompassing art, architecture, writings and music commissioned or produced by nuns, the volume's main emphasis is on the limitations and potentials created by the boundaries of the convent. Each chapter explores how the personal and national circumstances in which the women lived affected the formation of their spirituality and the assertion of their social and political authority. The production and use of cultural artefacts is thus examined as the result of processes of acculturation.Consisting of four sections each dealing with different parts of Europe, and discussing issues of social and spiritual identity, such as the formation of community and memory, spiritual direction and secular patronage, this compelling collection offers a significant addition to a thriving field of study.

Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe by Cordula Van Wyhe was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in November 2008 and is our 67536th best seller. The ISBN for Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe is 9780754653370.

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Details for Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (November 2008)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages240
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1212396
Page last updated 25th May 2018
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