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The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800

Communities, Culture and Identity

The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800( )
Editor: Bowden, Caroline
Author: Kelly, James E.
Series title:Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $149.95
Book Description:

In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels and was to be followed by a further 21 enclosed convents across Flanders and France with more than 4,000 women entering them over a 200 year period. In theory they were cut off from the outside world, however, in practice the nuns were not isolated and their contacts and networks spread widely and their communal culture was sophisticated. This interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the cultural importance of the English...
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Detailed Subjects: Religion / History
Religion / Monasticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.435 x 9.36 x 1.053 Inches
Book Weight:1.728 Pounds

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