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The Senses in Religious Communities, 1600-1800: Early Modern ‘Convents of Pleasure’

Arts


by
Nicky Hallett

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 262 pages

File size: 16.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Offering a comprehensive analysis of newly-uncovered manuscripts from two English convents near Antwerp, this study gives unprecedented insight into the role of the senses in enclosed religious communities during the period 1600-1800. It draws on a range of previously unpublished writings-chronicles, confessions, letters, poetry, personal testimony of various kinds-to explore and challenge assumptions about sensory origins.