Women religious and epistolary exchange in the Carmelite Reform : the disciples of Teresa de Ávila /

The sixteenth century was a period of crisis in the Catholic Church. Monastic reorganization was a major issue, and women were at the forefront of charting new directions in convent policy. The story of the Carmelite Reform has been told before, but never from the perspective of the women on the fro...

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Author / Creator:Mujica, Barbara Louise, author.
Imprint:Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:Gendering the late medieval and early modern world
Gendering the late medieval and early modern world.
Subject:Teresa, -- of Avila, Saint, -- 1515-1582.
Teresa, -- of Avila, Saint, -- 1515-1582.
Carmelites -- Spain -- History -- 16th century.
Carmelites.
rooms-katholicisme.
kloosterorden.
vrouw en religie.
Spain -- Church history.
Spain.
Electronic books.
Church history.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12543368
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ISBN:9789048551569
9048551560
Notes:Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 03, 2020).
Summary:The sixteenth century was a period of crisis in the Catholic Church. Monastic reorganization was a major issue, and women were at the forefront of charting new directions in convent policy. The story of the Carmelite Reform has been told before, but never from the perspective of the women on the front lines. Nearly all accounts of the movement focus on Teresa de Avila, (1515-1582), and end with her death in 1582. Women Religious and Epistolary Exchange in the Carmelite Reform: The Disciples of Teresa de Avila carries the story beyond Teresa's death, showing how the next generation of Carmelite nuns struggled into the seventeenth century to continue her mission. It is unique in that it draws primarily from female-authored sources, in particular, the letters of three of Teresa's most dynamic disciples: María de San Jose, Ana de Jesús and Ana de San Bartolome. Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie.