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The Resource Feminism, absolutism, and Jansenism : Louis XIV and the Port Royal nuns, Daniella Kostroun, (electronic book)

Feminism, absolutism, and Jansenism : Louis XIV and the Port Royal nuns, Daniella Kostroun, (electronic book)

Label
Feminism, absolutism, and Jansenism : Louis XIV and the Port Royal nuns
Title
Feminism, absolutism, and Jansenism
Title remainder
Louis XIV and the Port Royal nuns
Statement of responsibility
Daniella Kostroun
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Feminism, absolutism, and Jansenism chronicles seventy years of Jansenist conflict and its complex intersection with power struggles between gallican bishops, Parlementaires, the Crown, and the pope. Daniella Kostroun focuses on the nuns of Port-Royal-des-Champs, whose community was disbanded by Louis XIV in 1709 as a threat to the state. Paradoxically, it was the nuns' adherence to their strict religious rule and the ideal of pious, innocent, and politically disinterested behavior that allowed them to challenge absolutism effectively. Adopting methods from cultural studies, feminism, and the Cambridge school of political thought, Kostroun examines how these nuns placed gender at the heart of the Jansenist challenge to the patriarchal and religious foundations of absolutism; they responded to royal persecution with a feminist defense of women's spiritual and rational equality and of the autonomy of the individual subject, thereby offering a bold challenge to the patriarchal and religious foundations of absolutism"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
273/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4328.Z9
LC item number
P64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Feminism, absolutism, and Jansenism : Louis XIV and the Port Royal nuns, Daniella Kostroun, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Jansenism as a "woman problem" -- Controversy and reform at Port Royal -- Jansenism's political turn, 1652-1661 -- The limits to obedience, 1661-1664 -- A feminist response to absolutism, 1664-1669 -- The unsettled peace, 1669-1679 -- A royal victory, 1679-1709
Control code
EBC674659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139044912
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Feminism, absolutism, and Jansenism : Louis XIV and the Port Royal nuns, Daniella Kostroun, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Jansenism as a "woman problem" -- Controversy and reform at Port Royal -- Jansenism's political turn, 1652-1661 -- The limits to obedience, 1661-1664 -- A feminist response to absolutism, 1664-1669 -- The unsettled peace, 1669-1679 -- A royal victory, 1679-1709
Control code
EBC674659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781139044912
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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