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A touch of fire : Marie-André Duplessis, the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec, and the writing of New France

Author: Thomas M Carr
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in early Canada = Avant le Canada, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marie-André Duplessis (1687-1760) guided the Augustinian sisters at the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec -- the oldest hospital north of Mexico -- where she was elected mother superior six times. Although often overshadowed by colonial nuns who became foundresses or saints, she was a powerhouse during the last decades of the French regime and an accomplished woman of letters. She has been credited with Canada's first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Personal correspondence
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carr, Thomas M., 1944-
Touch of fire.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2020]
(OCoLC)1126217133
Named Person: Marie-Andrée Duplessis; Marie-Andrée Duplessis; Marie-Andrée Duplessis
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Carr
ISBN: 0228002346 9780228002352 0228002354 9780228002345
OCLC Number: 1145888145
Description: 1 online resource (x, 370 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Two girls' friendship on the Rue Saint-Honoré in the orbit of independent women --
2. The networks of an enterprising father and a resilient mother --
3. Spiritual mothers and friends : seeking the peace of the Lord in hospitality --
4. Friend of a Jansenist, sister of a Jesuit : the 1718 Jansenist scare at the Hôtel-Dieu and fashioning epistolary friendships --
5. A sister team managing the oldest hospital north of Mexico : Duplessis's first two terms as Mother Superior (1732-38; 1744-50) --
6. Writing the spiritual life at the Hôtel-Dieu --
7. Duplessis takes women's history public : Les Annales de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec --
8. 1750-55 in a "land of crosses and suffering" : aborted expansion, burnout, and the Encyclopédie --
9. 1755-58 in a "land of crosses and suffering" : fire, family crosses, and war --
10. A woman's siege and occupation : navigating a year of male military failures --
11. Epilogue and conclusion : bride of an unworthy spouse : femme forte or femme tendre?
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in early Canada = Avant le Canada, 1.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Carr, Jr.
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The life of a multi-talented colonial woman, hospital administrator, and literary innovator.  Read more...

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"A Touch of Fire is written with authority and quiet charm. It is a mature and enlightening study of devout French women who helped shape Canadian society." Jan Noel, University of Toronto

 
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