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Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807$
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John J. Clune Jr.

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032177

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032177.001.0001

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A Respite from Common-Life Reforms

A Respite from Common-Life Reforms

Santa Clara, 1770–1782

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(p.36) 3 A Respite from Common-Life Reforms
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Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807
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John J. Clune

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032177.003.0004

This chapter examines the slowing of reform at the Santa Clara Convent in Havana, Cuba, during the period from 1770 to 1782. The apparent lull in the pace of the Bourbon Reform program occurred during the decade-long interim between the fall of the Marqués de Esquilache in 1766 and the rise of José de Gálvez in 1776. During this period, the Clarist nuns continued to reject the common life and appeared to be in no hurry to reduce their numbers to ninety as prescribed in Franciscan Commissary General Plácido de Pinedo's 1767 regulation.

Keywords:   convent reform, Santa Clara Convent, Havana, Cuba, Clarist nuns, Marqués de Esquilache, José de Gálvez, Plácido de Pinedo

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