Book Reviews of Virgins of Venice: Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent

Virgins of Venice: Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent
Virgins of Venice Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent
Author: Mary Laven
ISBN-13: 9780670031832
ISBN-10: 0670031836
Publication Date: 3/10/2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Viking Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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A survey of cloistered life in venice from the 16-18th centuries. It's an interesting look at the cultural setting and daily life of nuns at the time, many of whom were they out of duty to their families and not personal vocation.
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This was a very informative book on the nuns of Venice during the Renaissance. It describes the living conditions of the nuns, and the ways in which they were treated by the church and the world around them. In some ways, Laven seems to repeat herself (the book is divided into chapters, but it sometimes seems as though she is covering the same topic in several different chapters), and this might be because the book is an extention of her dissertation. The subject was interesting, though, and the book was a quick read at only 200 pages.