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Burns, Kathryn
In "Colonial Habits" Kathryn Burns transforms our view of nuns as marginal recluses to one of central actors on the colonial stage. Beginning with the 1558 founding of South America's first convent, Burns shows how nuns in Cuzco, Peru played an active part in reproducing an Andean colonial order in which economic and spiritual interests were inextricably fused.Based on unprecedented archival research, "Colonial Habits" demonstrates how nuns became leading guarantors of their city's social order by making loans, managing property, containing 'unruly' women, and raising girls. The study also reveals, however, their active part in subjugating Incas and creating a Creole elite. Coining the phrase 'spiritual economy' to analyze the intricate investments and relationships that enabled Cuzco's convents to thrive, Burn explains how, by the late 1700s, this economy had faltered badly, making convents the emblems of decay and a focal point for intense criticism of a failing colonial regime. The book concludes with the nuns' post colonial retreat from their previous roles, marginalized in the construction of a new republican order. "Colonial Habits" will engage those interested in early modern economics, women in religion, Latin American studies, and the history of gender, class, and race. 307pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Duke University Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0822322919
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Inventory #24581
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Linton, Ian

Pitman Publishing, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0273607111
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Inventory #29463
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Poole, Robert M.
Top right corner of ffep slightly damaged where lebel has been peeled away. 357pp.
The Penguin Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1594200327
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Inventory #27967
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Edited By Dunn, Walter T.
Accounts of visits to various industrial Works.344pp.18pp.ads.Various pull outs.Spine a little darkened.
The Institution of Junior Engineers, 1895, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #29963
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Gilbert, Sandra M.; Gubar, Susan
Previous owner's signature on ffep.In this second part of "No Man's Land", Gilbert and Gubar focus on texts from the early part of the 20th century to expand on the claim made in the first volume that, for literary men and women, sexual battles were associated with "sexchanges" - or radically conceived gender roles.455pp.Slight fading to spine.
Yale University Press, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0300050259
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Inventory #25304
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