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Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

John J. Clune Jr.


Catholicism underwent momentous change as it transitioned to the modern era and the relatively new colonial environments of North America and the Caribbean. Critical to this evolution was the role of women in religion. This book examines the impact of the eighteenth-century European Enlightenment on the lives of nuns in colonial Cuba and New Orleans, both crucial centers of Catholicism where women had significant influence. Only recently have scholars begun to give attention to the importance of female religious life in the Spanish Empire. The book illustrates the changing attitudes toward con ... More

Keywords: Catholicism, colonial environments, women, religion, eighteenth-century, European Enlightenment, nuns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032177
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John J. Clune Jr., author
University of West Florida