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The Resource A convent tale : a century of sisterhood in Spanish Milan, P. Renée Baernstein

A convent tale : a century of sisterhood in Spanish Milan, P. Renée Baernstein

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A convent tale : a century of sisterhood in Spanish Milan
Title
A convent tale
Title remainder
a century of sisterhood in Spanish Milan
Statement of responsibility
P. Renée Baernstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Action
digitized
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Baernstein, P. Renee,
Dewey number
271/.97
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • San Paolo Converso (Milan, Italy)
  • San Paolo Converso (Milan, Italy)
  • San Paolo Converso (Milan, Italy)
  • Milan (Italy)
  • Milan (Italy)
Summary expansion
Power often operates in strange and surprising ways. With A Convent Tale, Renee Baernstein uncovers some of the nuanced methods cloistered women devised to exert their agency. In the tradition of Simon Schama and Steven Ozment, Baernstein uses the compelling story of a single clan, the Sfondrati, to refashion our understanding of the early modern period. Showing the nuns as neither helpless victims nor valiant rebels, but reasonable beings maneuvering as best they could within limits set by class, gender and culture. Baernstein writes against the tendency to depict women as inactive pawns, and shows that even within the convent walls, nuns were empowered by ties with their (often earthly) families and actively involved in the politics of the period. Both a major contribution to scholarship on gender, family and religion in early modern Europe, and a colorful well-told tale of Renaissance intrigue, A Convent Tale is sure to attract a wide range of academic and general readers
Label
A convent tale : a century of sisterhood in Spanish Milan, P. Renée Baernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
The community of San Paolo Converso, 1535-1550 -- Crisis of boundaries, 1550-1552 -- Borromeo's revolution, 1565-1584 -- The rise of the Sfondrati dynasty, 1565-1590 -- A second Jerusalem, 1590-1535
Control code
ocn872632867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415927178
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9780415927178
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872632867
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A convent tale : a century of sisterhood in Spanish Milan, P. Renée Baernstein
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
The community of San Paolo Converso, 1535-1550 -- Crisis of boundaries, 1550-1552 -- Borromeo's revolution, 1565-1584 -- The rise of the Sfondrati dynasty, 1565-1590 -- A second Jerusalem, 1590-1535
Control code
ocn872632867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415927178
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9780415927178
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872632867
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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