A Social History of the Cloister: Daily Life in the Teaching by Elizabeth Rapley

By Elizabeth Rapley

within the Social historical past of the Cloister Elizabeth Rapley is going past the monastic rulebooks, felony and notarial files, and memoirs of recognized girls who gone through monastery doorways to the chronicles, letters, and different little-known writings produced by way of nuns for and approximately themselves. operating from those debts, Rapley is ready to offer a much more complicated photograph of ladies who, as an entire, have been less otherworldly than the older convent literature could have us think, less thwarted and unsatisfied than their detractors have lengthy maintained, and masses much less inappropriate than a few historians have assumed. She chips away on the dehumanizing stereotypes that experience usually been used to explain those nuns to teach the basic humanity of those women.

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