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Introduction

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter introduces the book’s methodology, arguments, and scholarly significance. Most works on women and early modern religion focus on nuns, holy women, or religious “deviants,” and emphasize ... More


Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book reframes our understanding of single women and religious culture in colonial and nineteenth-century Latin America. Most works on women and early modern religion examine nuns, holy women, or ... More


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