Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe

Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe

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This volume of twelve interdisciplinary essays addresses the multifaceted nature of female religious identity in early modern Europe. By dismantling the boundaries between the academic disciplines of history, art history, musicology and literary studies it offers new cross-cultural readings essential to a more comprehensive understanding of the complexity of female spirituality in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Consisting of four sections each dealing with different parts of Europe, and discussing issues of social and spiritual identity, such as the formation of community and memory, spiritual direction and secular patronage, this compelling collection offers a significant addition to a thriving field of study.2 In the diagram from the Idea Vitce Teresiance, the winged heart is ascending towards the divinity in the clouds above, but it ... The irascible appetites are also represented as striving to the good in that they are labelled as a#39;Hope of the trueanbsp;...

Title:Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe
Author:Cordula van Wyhe
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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