A Foreign and Wicked Institution?: The Campaign Against Convents in Victorian England Rene Kollar

ISBN: 9781606083369

Published: March 22nd 2011

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304 pages


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A Foreign and Wicked Institution?: The Campaign Against Convents in Victorian England  by  Rene Kollar

A Foreign and Wicked Institution?: The Campaign Against Convents in Victorian England by Rene Kollar
March 22nd 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9781606083369 | 6.44 Mb

Many in Victorian England harboured deep suspicion of convent life. In addition to looking at anti-Catholicism and the fear of both Anglican and Catholic sisterhoods that were established during the nineteenth century, this work explores theMoreMany in Victorian England harboured deep suspicion of convent life. In addition to looking at anti-Catholicism and the fear of both Anglican and Catholic sisterhoods that were established during the nineteenth century, this work explores the prejudice that existed against women in Victorian England who joined sisterhoods and worked in orphanages and in education and were committed to social work among the urban poor.

Women, according to some of these critics, should remain passive in matters of religion. Nuns, however, did play an important role in many areas of life in nineteenth-century England and faced hostility from many who felt threatened and challenged by members of female religious orders.



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