Caroline Bowden: Books for special purposes: texts for the religious life in the English convents in exile 1600-1800

Building new monastic communities in exile presented many challenges. This paper focuses on the nuns' search for the range of texts they needed for every aspect of the religious life. The English communities wanted to lead a life as close to the Rule as possible. Liturgical texts in Latin presented few problems, but what about the rest?

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 17:30
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