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a female struggle for autonomy in a men's church
Nineteenth-century female congregation founders could achieve levels of autonomy, power and prestige that were beyond reach for most women of their time. With a subject hidden for a long time behind a curtain of modesty and mystery, this book recounts the fascinating but ambiguous life stories of four Belgian religious women. A close reading of their personal writings unveils their conflicted existence: ambitious, engaged, and bold on the one hand, suffering and isolated on the other, they were both...
Engels, 380 pagina's (PDF, 30 MB), Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2020
a historiographical essay on the educational work of Catholic women religious in the 19th and 20th centuries
For far too long Catholic teaching sisters have been denied their rightful place in the history of education. It is only during the past twenty-five years that researchers in many countries have begun to reveal the fundamental role played by these women in the schooling of children of both the masses and the elite during the 19th and 20th centuries. This essay provides for the first time a detailed overview of the historiography of the teaching sisters in Western Europe, North America, Latin America...
Engels, 126 pagina's (PDF, 2,1 MB), Universitaire Pers Leuven, Leuven, 2017