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The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800

Communities, Culture and Identity

The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800( )
Author: Kelly, James E.
Editor: Bowden, Caroline
Series title:Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 Ser.
ISBN:978-1-317-03403-2
Publication Date:Jul 2017
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $57.95
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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. Not only were the nuns influenced by continental intellectual culture but they in...
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Pages:336



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