Journals Higher Education

$36.95

Paperback

Published: 30 April 2014

300 Pages | 5 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095511


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Contested identities

Catholic women religious in nineteenth-century England and Wales

Carmen M. Mangion

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Engages with controversial contemporary debates concerning women and religion
  • Critically assesses the identities of women religious in England and Wales in the nineteenth century providing new insights into role and position of women in Victorian society
  • Integrates Catholic history into mainstream British culture
  • Offers new evidence that women played a pivotal role in evangelisation in nineteenth-century England and Wales
  • These women featured prominently in public life and their relevance goes beyond the Catholic boundaries that circumscribed them
  • Reveals women religious displayed a level of independence and determination and influence beyond the convent walls
  • Situates women religious in the various overlapping networks they were part of: ecclesiastical, familial, social and educational
  • Focuses on the sisters, with a special attention to socio-religious factors and the constructs of gender, class and ethnicity
  • These women featured prominently in public life and their relevance goes beyond the Catholic boundaries that circumscribed them
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