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Published: 23 September 2010

384 Pages | 3 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780195394184

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Civilizing Habits

Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire

Sarah A. Curtis

  • Makes use of archival material from religious orders that most historians neglect. Thoroughly researched in colonial, foreign ministry, departmental, municipal, and church archives on three continents.
  • Profiles three missionary women in the same book, using biography to illuminate the context of French empire and vice versa.
  • Curtis is the first outside researcher to consult the letters and archives of Emilie de Vialar.