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Convent autobiography early modern English nuns in exile

Convent autobiography early modern English nuns in exile

Author: Victoria Van Hyning
Publisher: Oxford Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press 2019
Series: British Academy monograph
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Convent Autobiography reveals how English Catholic women wrote about themselves, their families, and their lives in a period where it was illegal to practice Catholicism in England. These nuns went into a two-fold kind of exile for their beliefs. They moved abroad and they "died to the world", trying to cut ties with family and friends. Yet their convents needed support from outsiders to thrive. The nuns studied  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Van Hyning
ISBN: 0197266576 9780197266571
OCLC Number: 1159047392
Description: xxviii, 388 Seiten Illustrationen
Series Title: British Academy monograph
Responsibility: Victoria Van Hyning.


Convent Autobiography explores the ways in which cloistered women evaluated and articulated their senses of self through letters, chronicles, accounts and other such genres. The book explores  Read more...


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This book should be welcomed by those whose own interests lie beyond the spheres of Catholic history and women's writing. The book was undoubtedly framed with a broad readership in mind. Indeed, the Read more...

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