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- Cambridge University Press
This book describes virtually all aspects of religious life in a Mexican diocese in the eighteenth century. It covers the Franciscan missionary colleges, the new Oratory at San Miguel, new convents and sisterhoods, confraternities and popular religion, the composition and earnings of the secular clergy, conflicts in the cathedral chapter, and the involvement of the clergy in the 1810 Insurgency. A central issue is the conflicts between Church and state and between the culture of baroque Catholicism and enlightened despotism.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||First Paperback Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. The Religious Orders: 1. Jesuit expulsion; 2. Mendicant chronicles; 3. Oratorians; 4. Secularisation; 5. Nuns; Part II. Priests and Laity: 6. Priests; 7. Confraternities and parochial income; 8. Devotion and deviance; Part III. Bishops and Chapter: 9. Cathedral and chapter; 10. A bishop and his canons; 11. Tithes and chantries; 12. Liberal prelate; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.