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Conversions : gender and religious change in early modern Europe

Author: Simon Ditchfield; Helen Smith
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A timely and coherent collection on conversion studies of the Early Modern period, considering themes of conversion, materiality, embodiment and early modern spaces across and beyond Europe. -- .

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Ditchfield; Helen Smith
ISBN: 9780719099151 0719099153
OCLC Number: 976017597
Description: xv, 336 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten, Notenbeispiele
Contents: Notes on contributorsIntroduction - Simon Ditchfield and Helen SmithPart I: Gendering conversion1 To piety or conversion more prone? Gender and conversionin the early modern Mediterranean - Eric Dursteler2 The quiet conversion of a 'Jewish' woman in eighteenthcenturySpain - David Graizbord3 'A father to the soul and a son to the body': gender andgeneration in Robert Southwell's Epistle to his father -Hannah Crawforth4 Gender and reproduction in the Spirituall experiences -Abigail ShinnPart II: Material conversions5 'The needle may convert more than the pen': womenand the work of conversion in early modern England -Claire Canavan and Helen Smith6 Uneven conversions: how did laywomen become nuns in theearly modern world?- Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt7 Domus humilis: the conversion of Venetian conventarchitecture and identity - Saundra Weddle 8 Converting the soundscape of women's rituals, 1470-1560:purification, candles, and the Inviolata as music forchurching - Jane D. HatterPart III: Travel, race, and conversion9 Narrating women's Catholic conversions in seventeenthcenturyVietnam - Keith P. Luria 10 'I wish to be no other but as he': Persia, masculinity, andconversion in early seventeenth-century travel writing anddrama - Chloe Houston11 Turning tricks: erotic commodification, cross-culturalconversion, and the bed-trick on the English stage,1580-1630 - Daniel Vitkus12 Whatever happened to Dinah the Black? And other questionsabout gender, race, and the visibility of Protestant saints -Kathleen LynchAfterword - Matthew Dimmock -- .
Responsibility: edited by Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith.

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'This excellent collection of essays examines conversion at a time in which religious and theological uncertainties led to the reconfiguration of early modern European national identities. Ranging Read more...

 
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