The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800

The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800

Author: Caroline Bowden

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 1409450732

Category: History

Page: 282

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In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels and was to be followed by a further 21 enclosed convents across Flanders and France with more than 4,000 women entering them over a 200-year period. In theory they were cut off from the outside world; however, in practice the nuns were not isolated and their contacts and networks spread widely and their communal culture was sophisticated. Not only were the nuns influenced by continental intellectual culture but they in turn contributed to a developing English Catholic identity moulded by their experience in exile. During this time, these nuns and the Mary Ward sisters found outlets for female expression often unavailable to their secular counterparts, until the French Revolution and its associated violence forced the convents back to England. This interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the cultural importance of the English convents in exile from 1600 to 1800 and is the first collection to focus solely on the English convents.
English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800
Language: en
Pages: 1392
Authors: Katrien Daemen -de Gelder
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-31 - Publisher: Routledge

Between 1600 and 1800 around 4,000 Catholic women left England for a life of exile in the convents of France, Flanders, Portugal and America. These closed communities offered religious contemplation and safety, but also provided an environment of concentrated female intellectualism. The nuns¿ writings from this time form a unique
English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800
Language: en
Pages: 1384
Authors: Caroline Bowden, Katrien Daemen-de Gelder, James E. Kelly, Carmen M. Mangion
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Publishers

Between 1600 and 1800 around 4,000 Catholic women left England for a life of exile in the convents of France, Flanders, Portugal and America. These closed communities offered religious contemplation and safety, but also provided an environment of concentrated female intellectualism. The nunsOCO writings from this time form a unique
English convents in exile : 1600 - 1800. Part 2,6. The convents and the outside world
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Carmen M. Mangion, Caroline Bowden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

Books about English convents in exile : 1600 - 1800. Part 2,6. The convents and the outside world
English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800, Part II
Language: en
Pages: 1392
Authors: Carmen M. Mangion, Caroline Bowden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Routledge

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English convents in exile : 1600 - 1800. Part 2,5. Convent management
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James E. Kelly, Caroline Bowden
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

Books about English convents in exile : 1600 - 1800. Part 2,5. Convent management