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Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism chronicles seventy years of Jansenist clash and its advanced intersection with strength struggles among gallican bishops, Parlementaires, the Crown, and the pope. Daniella Kostroun makes a speciality of the nuns of Port-Royal-des-Champs, whose group used to be disbanded by means of Louis XIV in 1709 as a danger to the nation. ironically, it was once the nuns' adherence to their strict spiritual rule and the appropriate of pious, blameless, and politically disinterested habit that allowed them to problem absolutism successfully. Adopting equipment from cultural reports, feminism, and the Cambridge institution of political suggestion, Kostroun examines how those nuns positioned gender on the center of the Jansenist problem to the patriarchal and spiritual foundations of absolutism; they spoke back to royal persecution with a feminist safety of women's religious and rational equality and of the autonomy of the person topic, thereby delivering a daring problem to the patriarchal and spiritual foundations of absolutism.

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