Women, Religion & the Atlantic World, 1600-1800

By Daniella Kostroun and Lisa Vollendorf

© 2009

Drawing on historical, literary, and anthropological methodologies, Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World explores the meaning of an 'Atlantic community' and challenges the conventional boundaries of nation-bound inquiry in the humanities. The volume's contributors focus on European, indigenous, Creole, African, and mestiza women's interactions with shifting paradigms of Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, and syncretic beliefs throughout the Atlantic basin to highlight the unique cultural dynamics of the Atlantic. Mapping these themes with a diverse range of individual, imperial, and institutional cases, the essays include studies of a Peruvian nun's battle against a black demon, an African slave whose knowledge of the Bible stunned white men, and native American healers accused of witchcraft. Through a thoughtful consideration of the complexity of the religious landscape of the Atlantic basin, the collection provides an enriching portrayal of the intriguing interplay between religion, gender, ethnicity, and authority in the early modern Atlantic world.

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  • Series: UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.4in
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Through a thoughtful consideration of the complexity of the religious landscape of the Atlantic basin, the collection provides an enriching portrayal of the intriguing interplay between religion, gender, ethnicity, and authority in the early modern Atlantic world.

Women, Religion & the Atlantic World, 1600-1800

By Daniella Kostroun and Lisa Vollendorf

© 2009

Drawing on historical, literary, and anthropological methodologies, Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World explores the meaning of an 'Atlantic community' and challenges the conventional boundaries of nation-bound inquiry in the humanities. The volume's contributors focus on European, indigenous, Creole, African, and mestiza women's interactions with shifting paradigms of Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, and syncretic beliefs throughout the Atlantic basin to highlight the unique cultural dynamics of the Atlantic. Mapping these themes with a diverse range of individual, imperial, and institutional cases, the essays include studies of a Peruvian nun's battle against a black demon, an African slave whose knowledge of the Bible stunned white men, and native American healers accused of witchcraft. Through a thoughtful consideration of the complexity of the religious landscape of the Atlantic basin, the collection provides an enriching portrayal of the intriguing interplay between religion, gender, ethnicity, and authority in the early modern Atlantic world.

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Product Details

  • Series: UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.4in
  • Reviews

    ‘This text is successful in establishing an expanse of study and interrogation for scholars of religion, the Atlantic, and gender by pushing them to create new interdisciplinary realms that further explore the intricacies of daily and Atlantic-wide experiences in this era.’
    Kate McCarthy-Gilmore
    Early Modern Woman Journal; vol6:2011
  • Author Information

    Daniella Kostroun is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.



    Lisa Vollendorf is a professor and chair of the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures at California State University, Long Beach.

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