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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire - Dialogos Series (Paperback)
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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire - Dialogos Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 30/11/2017
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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.

In 1620 Sor Jeronima de la Asuncion (1556-1630) and her cofounders left their cloistered convent in Toledo, Spain, journeying to Mexico to board a Manila galleon on their way to the Philippines. Sor Jeronima is familiar to art historians for her portrait by Velazquez that hangs in the Prado Museum in Madrid. What most people do not know is that one of her travel companions, Sor Ana de Cristo (1565-1636), wrote a long biographical account of Sor Jeronima and their fifteen-month odyssey. Drawing from Sor Ana's manuscript, other archival sources, and rare books, Owens's study offers a fascinating view of travel, evangelization, and empire.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826358943
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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