The Burdens of Sister Margaret: Inside a Seventeenth-Century Convent; Abridged Edition by Mr. Craig Harline

The Burdens of Sister Margaret: Inside a Seventeenth-Century Convent; Abridged Edition

byMr. Craig Harline

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2008

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Based on a treasure trove of letters, this fascinating book tells the history of a seventeenth-century nun in a convent in Leuven and how her complaints-of sexual harassment, fears of demonic possession, alliances among the other sisters against her-led to her banishment from the convent on two occasions. Highly acclaimed when it was first published as a revealing look at female religious life in early modern Europe, the book is now available in an abridged paperbound version with a new preface by the author.

Reviews of the clothbound edition:

A window to the past. . . . I loved, just loved, this book.”-Carolyn See, Washington Post

The world Mr. Harline uncovers is a fascinating one. . . . The story of Sister Margaret gives an extra dimension of humanity to a turning point in the history of ideas.”-Sonia Gernes, Wall Street Journal

Better-than-fiction social history. . . . This is a glimpse into diaries, letters, hearts, minds, hatreds, and hopes; it will enthrall.”-*Christian Century*

Harline’s graceful writing allows the women and men in this religious community to breathe, gossip, pray with tears. . . . The Burdens of Sister Margaret helpsus see the familiar Reformation in a fresh way.”-Kevin A. Miller, Christianity Today

Microhistory at its best.”-Larissa Taylor, Renaissance Quarterly

Title:The Burdens of Sister Margaret: Inside a Seventeenth-Century Convent; Abridged EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300143702

ISBN - 13:9780300143706

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