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Nuns : a history of convent life, 1450-1700

Author: Silvia Evangelisti
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the sixteenth century to our own generation, Nuns tells the stories of the women who have lived in religious communities - their ideals and achievements, frustrations and failures, and their attempts to reach out to the society around them. Drawing particularly on the nuns' own words, Silvia Evangelisti explores how and why they came to the cloister, responded to monastic discipline, and pursued their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Historia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia Evangelisti
ISBN: 9780192804358 0192804359 9786611146795 6611146792 9780191516863 0191516864
OCLC Number: 76836064
Description: viii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
On nuns and nunneries --
Cloistered spaces --
Voices from the cloister --
Theatre and music --
The visual arts --
Expansion : nuns across the globe --
Open communities for women --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Silvia Evangelisti.
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