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Rebellious Nuns: The Troubled History of a Mexican Convent, 1752-1863

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Nuns are hardly associated in the popular mind with rebellion and turmoil. In fact, convents have often been the scenes of conflict, but what went on behind the walls of convents was meant by the church to be mysterious. Great care was taken to prevent the "scandal" of factionalism in the nunneries from becoming widely known. This has made it very difficult to reconstruct the battles fought, the issues debated, and the relationships tested in such convents. Margaret Chowning has discovered a treasure-trove of documents that ...

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Rebellious Nuns: The Troubled History of a Mexican Convent, 1752-1863
2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195182217

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