Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire Hardback

by Sarah E. Owens;

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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.In 1620 Sor Jeronima de la Asuncion (1556-1630) and her cofounders left their cloistered convent in Toledo, Spain, journeying to Mexico to board a Manila galleon on their way to the Philippines. Sor Jeronima is familiar to art historians for her portrait by Velazquez that hangs in the Prado Museum in Madrid. What most people do not know is that one of her travel companions, Sor Ana de Cristo (1565-1636), wrote a long biographical account of Sor Jeronima and their fifteen-month odyssey. Drawing from Sor Ana's manuscript, other archival sources, and rare books, Owens's study offers a fascinating view of travel, evangelization, and empire.

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire by Sarah E. Owens was published by University of New Mexico Press in November 2017. The ISBN for Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire is 9780826358936.

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Details for Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press (November 2017)
Number of Pages176
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4526551
Page last updated 16th August 2018
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