Amazons, Wives, Nuns, and Witches: Women and the Catholic Church in Colonial Brazil, 1500-1822

Amazons, Wives, Nuns, and Witches: Women and the Catholic Church in Colonial Brazil, 1500-1822

by Carole A. Myscofski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477302194
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Series: Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series , #32
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carole A. Myscofski is McFee Professor of Religion at Illinois Wesleyan University, where she directs the Women’s Studies program. A historian of religions, she served as the area editor for “New Religions” for the HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion and as the editor of the Academy Series, sponsored by the American Academy of Religion and published by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction. Amazons and Others

Chapter 1. Amazons and Cannibals: Imagining Brazilian Women in the Colonial Period

Chapter 2. The Body of Virtues: The Christian Ideal for Brazilian Women

Chapter 3. Reading, Writing, and Sewing: Education for Brazilian Women

Chapter 4. Before the Church Doors: Women as Wives and Concubines

Chapter 5. Freiras and Recolhidas: The Reclusive Life for Brazilian Women

Chapter 6. Women and Magic: Religious Dissidents in Colonial Brazil

Conclusion. Closing the Colonial Era

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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