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Imagining women's conventual spaces in France, 1600-1800 : the cloister disclosed

Author: Barbara R Woshinsky
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Series: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blending history with literary analysis, this study explores the convent's place in the early modern imagination. The author brackets her account between two pivotal events: the Council of Trent imposing enclosure on cloistered nuns, and the French Revolution expelling them from their cloisters two centuries later.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara R Woshinsky
ISBN: 9780754667544 0754667545
OCLC Number: 496160274
Description: xiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The body in early modern religious discourse --
Hermitages of the soul : bodies as allegorical enclosures in counter-reformation writing --
The body in early modern religious discourse --
Living temples or vases of ignominy : Jean-Pierre Camus and the paradoxes of female representation --
Thresholds : crossing the boundaries of conventual space --
Parlors : the implicated convent --
Cells I : forced enclosure, erotic disclosure --
Cells II : male appropriations of the nun's persona in Guilleragues's Lettres portugaises and Diderot's La religieuse --
Tombs/closing.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Responsibility: Barbara R. Woshinsky.

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