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By P. Renee Baernstein

ISBN-10: 041592717X

ISBN-13: 9780415927178

ISBN-10: 0415927188

ISBN-13: 9780415927185

strength usually operates in unusual and incredible methods. With A Convent Tale, Renee Baernstein uncovers the various nuanced tools cloistered girls devised to exert their company. within the culture of Simon Schama and Steven Ozment, Baernstein makes use of the compelling tale of a unmarried extended family, the Sfondrati, to refashion our figuring out of the early smooth interval. exhibiting the nuns as neither helpless sufferers nor valiant rebels, yet average beings maneuvering as most sensible they can inside limits set by way of type, gender and tradition. Baernstein writes opposed to the tendency to depict girls as inactive pawns, and exhibits that even in the convent partitions, nuns have been empowered by means of ties with their (often earthly) households and actively excited by the politics of the interval. either a huge contribution to scholarship on gender, kin and faith in early smooth Europe, and a colourful well-told story of Renaissance intrigue, A Convent Tale is certain to draw quite a lot of educational and common readers.

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