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Alone at the Altar

Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Alone at the Altar( )
Contribution by: Leavitt-Alcántara, Brianna
ISBN:978-1-5036-0368-4
Publication Date:Jan 2018
Publisher:Stanford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

By 1700, Guatemala's capital was a mixed-race "city of women." As in many other cities across colonial Spanish America, labor and migration patterns in Guatemala produced an urban female majority and high numbers of single women, widows, and female household heads. In this history of religious and spiritual life in the Guatemalan capital, Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara focuses on the sizeable population of ordinary, non-elite women living outside of both marriage and convent. Although...
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Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: History / Latin America / Central America
Social Science / Women's Studies
Religion / Christianity / Catholic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches

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