English Convents in Exile, 1600–1800, Part I, vol 1

1st Edition

Caroline Bowden, Laurence Lux-Sterritt, Nicky Hallett, Elizabeth Perry, Victoria Van Hyning

Routledge
Published April 1, 2012
Reference - 384 Pages
ISBN 9781138753143 - CAT# Y221293

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Summary

Between 1600 and 1800 around 4,000 Catholic women left England for a life of exile in the convents of France, Flanders, Portugal and America. These closed communities offered religious contemplation and safety, but also provided an environment of concentrated female intellectualism. The nuns’ writings from this time form a unique resource.

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