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Nuns: A History of Convent Life 1450-1700 Hardcover – 22 Feb 2007

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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (22 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192804359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192804358
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 2.5 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 749,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[This] books provides a meticulously researched background to our contemporary interest. This is an elegantly argued, highly readable history of women whose lives have, until recently, remained shrouded beneath fears and prejudices. (Julie Wheelwright, The Independent (Extra))

Nuns is a serious book by a serious thinker...Evangelisti is a conscientious historian with a wonderful subject...[a] meticulously researched history. (Mary Wakefield, Daily Telegraph (Review))

A rich and direct insight into convent life. (Judith Champ, The Tablet)

[An] important new book. (Jonathan Wright, New Statesman)

[A] fascinating book...It is a powerful record and a fine contribution to the history of women. (Joan Bakewell, Sunday Times)

This graphic, elegantly composed and often piognant study stands out in its attempt to weigh the positive and negative aspects of the convent experience. (Olwen Hufton, BBC History)

A richly researched book... and one that constantly manages to surprise. (The Times)

A radically different and intriguing picture. (The Economist)

Nuns is a serious and readable study of convent life: it rescues from history the lives of women whom British and American feminists have tended to ignore because they have generally searched in secular places. (Mary Kenny, Literary Review)

this is an elegantly argued, highly readable history of women whose lives have, until recently, remained shrouded beneath fears and prejudices. (Julie Wainwright, The Monday Book, The Independent)

...a highly readable text... (S. Karly Kehoe, University of Guelph)

About the Author

Silvia Evangelisti is Lecturer in Early Modern History in the School of History at the University of East Anglia. She has published widely on women and gender history in both English and Italian, looking especially at female religious life in the early modern period.


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