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Virgins of Venice

Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent

Virgins of Venice( )
Author: Laven, Mary
Publication Date:Mar 2003
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Viking Adult
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

Venice in the late Renaissance was a city of fabulous wealth, reckless creativity, and growing social unrest as its maritime empire crumbled. It was also a city of walls and secrets, ghettos, and cloisters-including fifty convents housing three thousand nuns, many of them refined, upper-class women who had been immured against their will. In this utterly fascinating book, Cambridge historian Mary Laven uncovers the long-hidden stories of the "virgins of Venice" and the secret, and...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Monasticism
History / Europe / Italy
Religion / Christian Church / History
Religion / Christianity / Catholic
History / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.54 x 8.56 x 1.15 Inches
Book Weight:1.03 Pounds

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