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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Weber
ISBN: 9781472424914 1472424913
OCLC Number: 920551931
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 373 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Service --
1. Community, conflict, and local authority: the Basque Seroras / Amanda L. Scott --
2. The company of St. Ursula in Counter-Reformation Italy / Querciolo Mazzonis --
3. Nursing as a vocation or a profession? Women's status and the meaning of healing in Early Modern France and England / Susan Dinan --
Part II. Perceptions of Holiness --
4. Historicizing the Beatas : the Figures behind Reformation and Counter-Reformation conflicts / Maria Laura Giodano --
5. Ecco la santa! Printed Italian biographies of Devout Laywomen, seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries / Anne Jacobson Schutte --
6. Flying in formation: subjectivity and collectivity in Luisa Melgarejo de Soto's mystical practices / Stacey Schlau --
7. Illuminated islands : Luisa de los Reyes and the inquisition in Manila / Jessica Fowler --
Part III. Confessional Crossings --
8. Elastic institutions : Beguine communities in early modern Germany / Jennifer Kolpacof Deane --
9. Neither nun nor laywoman: entering Lutheran convents during the Reformation of female religious communities in the Duchy of Braunschweig, 1542-1655 / Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer --
10. Marina de Saavedra : a devout laywoman on a confessional frontier (Zamora, 1558-1559) / Doris Moreno Martinez --
11. Devout recusant women, advice manuals, and the creation of holy households "under siege" / Ellen A. Macek --
Part IV. Alliances --
12. Convent alternatives for rich and poor girls in seventeenth-century Florence : the lay conservatories of Eleonora Ramirez di Montalvo (1602-1659) / JenniferHaraguchi --
13. The lives of Anne Line : vowed laywoman, recusant martyr, and Elizabethan Saint / Robert E. Scully, S.J. --
14. Letters, books, and relics : material and spiritual networks in the life of Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza (1564-1614) / Maria J. Pando-Canbteli --
15. Women apostles in early modern Japan, 1549-1650 / Haruko Nawata Ward --
16. Jesuit apologias for Laywomen's spirituality / Alison Weber.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Weber.

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