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Published: 29 May 2012

384 Pages | 3 b/w halftones, 4 maps

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199922840

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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.

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