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Amazons, Wives, Nuns, and Witches Women and the Catholic Church in Colonial Brazil, 1500-1822

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ISBN-10: 1477302190

ISBN-13: 9781477302194

Edition: 2013

Authors: Carole A. Myscofski

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The Roman Catholic church played a dominant role in colonial Brazil, so that women’s lives in the colony were shaped and constrained by the Church’s ideals for pure women, as well as by parallel concepts in the Iberian honor code for women. Records left by Jesuit missionaries, Roman Catholic church officials, and Portuguese Inquisitors make clear that women’s daily lives and their opportunities for marriage, education, and religious practice were sharply circumscribed throughout the colonial period. Yet these same documents also provide evocative glimpses of the religious beliefs and practices that were especially cherished or independently developed by women for their own use, constituting…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.03" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English