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The Resource Nails in the wall : Catholic nuns in Reformation Germany, Amy Leonard

Nails in the wall : Catholic nuns in Reformation Germany, Amy Leonard

Label
Nails in the wall : Catholic nuns in Reformation Germany
Title
Nails in the wall
Title remainder
Catholic nuns in Reformation Germany
Statement of responsibility
Amy Leonard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther challenged one of the key expressions of Catholicism - monastic life. Yet many religious living in cloistered communities, particularly women, refused to accept these new terms and successfully opposed the new Protestant culture." "Focusing primarily on a group of Dominican nuns in Strasbourg, Germany, Amy Leonard's Nails in the Wall outlines the century-long battle between these nuns and the Protestant city council. Using their charm, wealth, and political and social connections, the nuns were able to sustain their Catholic practices. Leonard's in-depth archival research uncovers letters about and records of the nuns' struggle to maintain their religious beliefs and way of life in the face of Protestant reforms. She tells the story of how they worked privately to keep Catholicism alive - continuing to pray in Latin, smuggling in priests to celebrate Mass, and secretly professing scores of novices to ensure the survival of their convents."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leonard, Amy
Dewey number
271/.9720443950/09031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4337.Z9
LC item number
S735 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in culture and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dominican sisters
  • Reformation
  • Germany
  • Strasbourg (France)
Label
Nails in the wall : Catholic nuns in Reformation Germany, Amy Leonard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-210) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life behind the walls : the establishment and growth of the Dominican convents -- From neighbor to neighbor : Reformation theories of the utility of the cloister -- The Reformation confronts the convents -- The ties that bind : nuns, families, and magistrates -- The empire strikes back : the Counter-Reformation in Strasbourg -- Nuns as whores : the closing of St. Nicholas-in-Undis
Control code
57640953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780226472577
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005000955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Nails in the wall : Catholic nuns in Reformation Germany, Amy Leonard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-210) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life behind the walls : the establishment and growth of the Dominican convents -- From neighbor to neighbor : Reformation theories of the utility of the cloister -- The Reformation confronts the convents -- The ties that bind : nuns, families, and magistrates -- The empire strikes back : the Counter-Reformation in Strasbourg -- Nuns as whores : the closing of St. Nicholas-in-Undis
Control code
57640953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780226472577
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005000955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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