RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 181368724 LA English T1 Female monasticism in early modern Europe : an interdisciplinary view A1 Wyhe, Cordula van., PB Ashgate PP Aldershot, Hampshire, England; Burlington, VT YR 2008 SN 9780754653370 0754653374 AB "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." "Utilising a wide range of archival material, encompassing art, architecture, writings and music commissioned or produced by nuns, the volume's main emphasis is on the limitations and potentials created by the boundaries of the convent. Each chapter explores how the personal and national circumstances in which the women lived affected the formation of their spirituality and the assertion of their social and political authority."--BOOK JACKET.