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The Officially Approved Woman Mystic and Her Supporters

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As the convent increasingly became a venue of ‘aristocratization’, those mystics who received ‘official’ approval tended to be women from privileged and educated families. Further, convents ... More


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