Women and Religion in the Atlantic Age, 1550-1900

Women and Religion in the Atlantic Age, 1550-1900

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ISBN-13: 9781409452744
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mary Laven is Reader in Early Modern European History, University of Cambridge, UK. She is the author of Virgins of Venice: Enclosed Lives and Broken Vows in the Renaissance Convent, winner of the 2002 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and Mission to China: Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit Encounter with the East. Her articles on early modern Italy and Europe, with particular focus on religion, gender and sociability, have appeared in Historical Journal and Renaissance Quarterly. Emily Clark is Clement Chambers Benenson Professor in American Colonial History atTulane University in New Orleans. Her work on women, race, and religion has appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly and in Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727-1834 (Chapel Hill, 2007).

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Emily Clark and Mary Laven; Part I Old World Reforms: What are the women doing in Foxe’s ’Book of Martyrs’?, Patrick Collinson; From devilry to sainthood: Mère Jeanne des Anges and Catholic Reform, Robin Briggs. Part II European Encounters with Africa and the Americas: Islands of women in a sea of change: Havana’s female religious communities in the 18th-century Atlantic world, John J. Clune; When is a cloister not a cloister? Comparing women and religion in the colonies of France and Spain, Emily Clark; Crossing denominational boundaries: two early American women and religion in the Atlantic world, Annette Laing; Njinga of Matamba and the politics of Catholicism, Cathy Skidmore-Hess. Part III Revival: Religious sisters and revival in the English Catholic Church, 1840s-1880s, Susan O’Brien; Women and religious revival in post-Revolutionary France: Jeanne-Antide Thouret and the Sisters of charity of Besançon, Hazel Mills; Religion and the rise and fall of female benevolence in antebellum Savannah, 1801-60, Timothy J. Lockley; Index.

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