The Congr�gation de Notre-Dame, Superiors, and the Paradox of Power, 1693-1796 (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion)

By: Gray, Colleen

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Gray focuses on the social, administrative, political, and spiritual dimensions of the lives of three Congregation superiors - Marie Barbier, Marie-Josephe Maugue-Garreau, and Marie Raizenne. By exploring the implications of the hierarchies of power within the convent and providing a thorough analysis of the convent's relationship with the social, religious, and governmental structures that surrounded it - taking into account both medieval and Catholic Reformation Europe and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Canada - Gray reveals the paradoxes inherent in the position of a female superior within the male-dominated sphere of both the church and the larger secular community.
The Congregation de Notre-Dame, Superiors, and the Paradox of Power, 1693-1796 not only reconstructs a vanished world but also provides great insight into the organization of institutional structures and the complex aspects of power within them.

Title: The Congr�gation de Notre-Dame, Superiors, and the Paradox of Power, 1693-1796 (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion)

Author Name: Gray, Colleen

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Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 2008-08-01

ISBN Number: 0773532846

ISBN Number 13: 9780773532847

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VeryGood

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