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Breaking the rules: the emergence of the active female apostolate in early seventeenth-century France

Abstract:

French religious life in the mid-seventeenth century was conspicuous for its revolutionary reversal of Tridentine prescriptions enforcing strict claustration upon women religious. In the process modes of female piety changed from contemplative to active within the development of a number of active female religious congregations dedicated to working beyond the cloister to provide key social and welfare services to communities. This study explains the genesis of this active female apostolate...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2006
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:6090
Deposit date:
2012-02-28

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