Prosperity and Plunder: European Catholic Monasteries in the Age of Revolution, 1650-1815
Door Derek Beales
|Prosperity and Plunder: European Catholic Monasteries in the Age of Revolution, 1650-1815|
|Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag|
|Cambridge University Press|
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|In the Catholic countries of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Europe, communities of monks and nuns were growing in number and wealth. By 1750 there were at least 25,000 communities containing at least 350,000 inmates. They constructed vast buildings, dominated education, and played a large part in the practice and patronage of learning, music, and the arts. They also fulfilled an amazing variety of political, economic and social roles, notably in providing career opportunities for women. Yet many accounts of the period ignore them altogether. Prosperity and Plunder recovers this forgotten dimension of European history, assesses the importance of monasteries across Catholic Europe, and compares their position in different countries. It goes on to explain the almost complete destru... ()ction of the monasteries between 1750 and 1815 through reforming rulers, 'Enlightenment', and the French Revolution, and asks how much society gained and lost in the process.|
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