Escogidas plantas [electronic resource] : nuns and beatas in Mexico City, 1531-1601 / by Jacqueline Holler
- Holler, Jacqueline Zuzann, 1964-
- Additional Titles:
- Nuns and beatas in Mexico City, 1531-1601
- New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, 
- Additional Creators:
- American Historical Association and Columbia University. Press
- With this book, Jacqueline Holler demonstrates how early members of religious orders in Mexico were conceived of as an extension of the process of conversion and spiritual conquest. Over time, however, the creation of convents became a means of reaffirming the European nature of the colony, at least for its upper classes. Holler's work is based on archival research in both Mexico and Spain. It integrates much of the existing historiography while effectively telling individual stories and allowing the personalities, strengths, and foibles of some of the women involved to carry the history forward. This book is an important contribution to the growing literature on women in colonial Latin America.
- Monasticism and religious orders for women—Mexico—Mexico City
- Convents—Mexico—Mexico City—History
- Women in Christianity
- Women—Religious life—Mexico—Mexico City
- Mexico City (Mexico)—Religious life and customs
- Mexico City (Mexico)—Social life and customs
- Mexico City (Mexico)—History—16th century
- Mexico City (Mexico)—Church history
- Related Titles:
- Title from introductory screen (as viewed on Nov. 26, 2002).
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Type of File/Data:
- Text and images (HTML).
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