Outside Britain & Ireland


Aubert, Suzanne,  Letters on the go: the correspondence of Suzanne Aubert. Edited and translated by Jessie Munro  (Wellington : Bridget Williams, 2009)

Barnard, Jill,  From humble beginnings: the story of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Victoria, 1890-2009  (Richmond, Vic. : Utber & Patullo, 2009)

Brady, Josephine Margaret, St Joseph’s island: Julian Tenison Woods and the Tasmanian Sisters of St Joseph  (Adelaide : ATF, 2012)

Burley, Stephanie, ‘An overview of the historiography of women religious in Australia’, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society 26:  (2005) pp. 46-30.

Christieson, Karin, In a hidden manner: the story of the Marist Sisters in Aotearoa-New Zealand  (Papatoetoe : Marist Sisters, 2011)

Clark, Mary RyllisLoreto in Australia  (Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2009

Crowley, Marie, Women of the Vale: Perthville Josephites, 1872-1972  (Richmond, Vic. : Spectrum, 2002)

Edman, Penelope A., An audacious Aussie dream: Family Care Sisters’ story  (Strathfield, NSW : St Pauls, 2010)

Farquer, Aileen M., Through their eyes sharpley: the cultural mission of the Sisters of St Joseph  (Melbourne : Australian Sholarly Publishing, 2008)

Flaherty, Teresa A.Crossings in Mercy: the story of the Sisters of Mercy Papua New Guinea, 1956-2006. (St Mary’s, S.A. : Openbook Howden, 2008)

Flannigan, Mary de Porres, Like a mustard seed: the history of the Sisters of Mercy, Wellington  (Wellington : SIsters of Mercy, 2009)

Fouhy, Helena M., One love, many faces: Brigidines in New Zealand, 1898-1998  (Masterton : Congregation of St Brigid, 1998)

Garaty, Janice, Providence provides: Brigidine Sisters in teh New South Wales province  (Sydney : University of New South Wales, 2013)

Gardiner, Paul, An extraordinary Australian: Mary MacKillop  (Newtown NSW : E. J. Dwyer, 1993)

Gregory, Helen, Expressions of Mercy: Brisbane’s Mater Hospitals, 1906-2006  (St Lucia, Qld : University of Queensland, 2006)

Jacobs, Pat, ‘Free women on a savage frontier: St John of God Sisters on the Kimberley Pearling coast of Western Australia’, Australian Journal of Irish studies, IV, 159-267.

Killerby, Catherine Kovesi, Ursula Frayne: a biography  (Perth : University of Nortre Dame, Australia, 1996)

Kirk, Marcienne D., Remembering your mercy: Mother Mary Cecilia Maher & the first Sisters of Mercy in New Zealand, 1850-1880  (Auckland : Sisters of Mercy, 1998)

Kovesi, Catherine, Pitch your tents on distant shores: a history of the Sisters of the Good Shpherd in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Tahiti  (Carringbah, NSW : Playright, 2006)

Lovell-Smith, Margaret, The enigma of Sister Mary Leo: the story behind New Zealand’s most famous Singing teacher  (Auckland : Reed, 1998)

MacGinley, M. Rosa, Ancient tradition, new world: Dominican Sisters in Waestern Australia, 1867-1958  (Strathfield, NSW : St Pauls, 2009)

MacGinley, M.Rosa, A dynamic of hope: institutes of women religious in Australia  (Darlinghurst, NSW : Crossing Press, 2002)

MacGinley, M. RosaA lamp lit: Hhstory of the Poor Clares, Waverley, Australia, 1883 – 2004  (Strathfield, NSW : St Pauls, 2005)

MacGinley, M. Rosa, Presentation Sisters in Papua New Guinea 1966-2006  (Wagga Wagga : Triple D Books, 2008)

MacGinley, M. Rosa, ‘Nuns and Sisters – a question of historical evolution’, The Australasian Catholic Record 85: 3 (2008) pp. 301-9

MacKillop, Mary, Mary MacKillop and a nest of crosses: correspondence with Father Julian Tenison Woods, 1869-1872. Arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor  (North Sydney : Sisters of St Joseph, 2010)

MacKillop, Mary, Mary MacKillop in challenging times, 1883-1899: a collection of letters.  Arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor  (North Sydney : Sisters of St Joseph, 1996)

MacKillop, Mary, Mary MacKillop, on mission to her last breath: correspondence about the foundations of the Sisters of St Joseph in Aotearoa New Zealand in Mary’s final yearas, 1881-1909 . Arranged and edited by Sheila McCreanor  (North Sydney : Sisters of St Joseph, 2009)

McBride, Joan C., A constant gospel in a changing church: Marist SIsters in Fiji, 1892-1990  (Armidale, NSW : University of New England, 1991)

McBride, Joan C., When we are weak, then we are strong: a history of the Marist Sisters in Australia, 1907-1984  (Haberfield, NSW : Marist Sisters, 2006)

McGrath, Madeleine Sophie, These women: women religious in the history of Australia, the Sisters of Mercy of Parramatta, 1888-1988  (Kensington, NSW : University of New South Wales, 1990)

McGuirk, Maureen, Elizabeth McQuoin, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Sydney, Australia, 1865: singing to the end of the service  (Carringbah, NSW : Playright, 2007)

McLay, Anne, Women on the move: Mercy’s triple spiral. A history of the Sisters of Mercy, Ireland to Argentina 1856-1880 to South Australia 1880  (Adelaide : Sisters of Mercy, 1996)

McLay, Anne, Women out of their sphere: a history of the Sisters of Mercy in Western Australia  (Northbridge,  WA : Vanguard, 1992)

Mijolla, Marie-Cécile de, Origins in Oceania: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1845-1931  (Rome : Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1984)

Munro, Jessie, The story of Suzanne Aubert (Auckland : Auckland University, 1996).

Northey, Helen, Living the truth: the Dominican Sisters in South Australia, 1868-1958  (Adelaide : Flinders University, 1999)

O’Brien, Anne, God’s willing workers: women and religion in Australia (2005)

O’Connor, Heather, The challange of change: Mercy and Loreto Sisters in Ballarat, 1950-1980  (Ballan, Vic. : Connor Court, 2013)

O’Donoghue, Mary Xaverius, Mother Vincent Whitty: woman educator in a masculine society  (Parkville, Vic. : Melbourne University, 1972)

O’Donoghue, TomCome follow me and forsake temptation: Catholic schooling and the recruitment and retention of teachers for religious teaching orders, 1922–1965 (New York: Peter Lang, 2004)

O’Sullivan, M. M. K., ‘A cause of trouble’? : Irish nuns and English clerics  (Sydney : Crossing Press, 1995)

Rozier, Claude, Marie-Françoise Perroton: une figure de proue de la mission Mariste en Océanie  (Paris : Osmondes, 1997)

Smith, Susan, Call to mission: teh story of the Mission Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand and Samoa  (Auckland : David Ling, 2010)

Strevens, Diane, In step with time: a history of the Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth, Wanganui, New Zealand  (Auckland : David Ling, 2001)

Strevens, Diane, MacKillop women: the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Aotearoa New Zealand, 1883-2006  (Auckland : David Ling, 2008)

Sturrock, Morna, Women of strength, women of gentleness: Brigidine Sisters, Victorian province  (Melbourne : David Lovell, 1995)

Trotter, Ann, Mary Potter’s Little Company of Mary: the New Zealand experience, 1914-2002  (Welington : Bridget Williams, 2003)

Walsh, Margaret, The Good Sams: Sisters of the Good Samaritan, 1857-1969  (Mulgrave, Vic. : John Garratt, 2001)

Whitty, M. Vincent, The correspondence of Mother Vincent Whitty, 1839 to 1892. Compiled and edited by Anne Hetherington and Pauline Smoothy  (Brisbane : University of Queensland, 2011)


Bonner, Kathleen, Dominican women: a time to speak  (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : Cluster, 2000)

Burke, Jane F., These Catholic Sisters are all mamas! Towards the inculturation of the sisterhood in Africa, an ethnographic study  (Leiden : Brill, 2001)

Fitzgerald, Elma & Lefebvre, Julienne, Go forth: a history of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, missionaries in Lesotho  (Longueil, PQ : Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 2002)

Kapinga wa Nkaya, Marguerite-Astrid,  Les Sœurs de la Charité de Jésus et de Marie: un siècle de présence au Zaíre, 1892-1992  (Kinshasa : Sœurs de la Charité de JM, 1992)

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Telling Stories about the Colonies : English and French Women in Algeria in the 19th century’, Gender and History (2009), p. 39-59.

Sheldon, Kathleen, ‘”I studied with the nuns, learning to make blouses”: gender ideology and colonial education in Mozambique’, International Journal of African Historical Studies 31 (1998) 3, 595-626

Stornig, Katharina, Sisters crossing boundaries: German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960   (Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013)


Manion, Patricia Jean, Venture into the unknown: Loretto in China 1923-1998  (Manchester, Missouri : Independent Publishing Co, 2006)

Siegfried, Regina, ASC, Missionaries more and more: the history of the China mission of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, 1933-1945 (privately printed, available from http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/SearchCatalog.aspx, 2005)

Yik-yi Chu, Cindy,The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969 (Palgrave, 2004)


Billiart, Julie, The letters of Saint Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Traanslated and edited by Sisters Francis Rosner and Lucy Tinsley  (Rome : Gregorian University, 1974)

Blin de Bourdon, Françoise, The memoirs of MOther Frances Blin de Bourdon  (Westminster MD : Christian Classics, 1975)

Blin de Bourdon, Françoise, Selected letters of MOther Saint Joseph Blin de Bourndon.  Sister Mary Frances McCarthy translator and editor.  (Westminster MD : Christian Classics, 1990)

Cnockaert, Lucienne, Pierre-Joseph Triest, 1760-1836: le Vincent de Paul belge  (Louvain : Publications universitaires de Louvain, 1974)

Harline, Craig, The burdens of Sister Margaret: private lives in a seventeenth-century convent  (New York : Doubleday, 1994)

LaCroix, Marie-Thérèse, L’Hôpital Saint-Nicolas du Bruille (Saint-André) à Tournai de sa fondation à sa mutation en cloître, env. 1230-1611  (Louvain : Institut d’Études médiévales, 1977)

LaCroix, Marie-Thérèse, La vie au monastère Saint-André de Tournai,1611-1796  (Ramegnies-Chin : Religieuses de Saint-André, 1999)

LaCroix, Marie-Thérèse, La vie à Saint-André au XIXème siècle, 1796-1914  (Ramegnies-Chin : Religieuses de Saint-André, 2007)  contains material on the work of the sisters on teh CHannel Islands and in London

Marcélis, Anne-Dolorès, Sous le voile, le monde des religieuses cloîtrées au XXe siècle  (Ottignies : Quorum, 1997)

Moniales en Belgique et Luxembourg, du Moyen-Âge à nos jours: filles du silence  (Bastogne : Musée diocésain en Piconrue, 1998)

Strobbe, Karel & Suenens, Kristien, Zusters Kinddsheit Jesu, 1835-2010  (Leuven : KADOC, 2010)

Suenens, Kristien & De Staercke, Anneleen, Eén van hart en één van ziel: geschiedenis van de Gasthuiszusters-Augustinessen van Lier, 1130-2005  (Leuven : KADOC, 2005)

Timmermans, Ruth, Het Convent van Betlehem: een half millennium vrouwelijke spiritualiteit en bedrijvigheid   (Leuven : KADOC, 2000)

Vanderstraeten, Raf & Preneel, Marij, 175 jaar Zusters der Christlijke Scholen Vorselaar  (Leuven : KADOC, 1996)

Vromen, Suzanne, Hidden children of the Holocaust: Belgian nuns and their daring rescue of young Jews from the Nazis  (Oxford : OUP, 2008)


Bruno-Jofre, Rosa, ‘Memories (In)forming the Present: Interrogating the past in a Process of Renewal with the Missionary Oblate Sisters of Manitoba, a Francophone Teaching Congregation’, in, Canadian Historical Consciusness in an International Context: theoretical Frameworks, (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2001).

Bruno-Jofre, RosaThe Missionary Oblate Sisters (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005)

D’Allaire, Micheline, Vingt ans de crise chez les religieuses du Québec, 1960-1980  (Montréal : Bergeron, 1984)

D’Allaire, Micheline, Les communautés religieuses de Montréal. Tome 1: Les communautés et l’assistance sociale à Montréal, 1659-1900. Tome 2: Les communautés religieues et l’éducation à Montréal, 1657-1900  (Montréal : Méridien, 1997-2002)

Danylewycz, Marta, Taking the veil: an alternative to marriage, motherhood and spinsterhood in Quebec, 1940-1920  (Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1987)

Gray, ColleenThe Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Superiors, and the Paradox of Power, 1693-1796 (2007)

Hüwelmeier, Gertrud, ‘”Nach Amerika!” Schwestern ohne Grenzen’, L’Homme 16 (2005) 2, 97-115

Jean, Marguerite, Évolution des communautés religieuses de femmes au Canada de 1639 à nos jours  (Montréal : Fides, 1977)

Jones, Marshall B. and Elizabeth Rapley, ‘Behavioral contagion and the rise of convent education in France’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31 (2001) 4, 489-521

Juteau, Danielle & Laurin, Nicole, Un métier et une vocation: le travail des religieuses au Québec de 1901 à 1971  (Montréal : Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 1996)

Lahaise, Robert, Les édifices conventuels du Vieux Montréal  (Montréal : Hurtubise, 1980)

Laperle, Dominique, ‘De soeur Marie-Achille à soeur Marie-Zozime  : L’usage des prénoms masculins chez les Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie (1844-1969)’, Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française (2007) pp. 355-72.

Laperle, Dominique, ‘”Une parole de Dieu fraîchement exprimée”: Fondements, usages et représentations du musée scolaire dans les pensionnats de filles des Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie (1843-1981)’, Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation, (2007)

Laperrière, Guy, Les congrégations religieuses: de la France au Québec, 1880-1914.  Tome 1: Premières bourrasques, 1880-1900. Tome 2: Au plus fort de la tourmente, 1901-1904. Tome 3: Vers les eaux plus calmes, 1905-1914  (Sainte-Foy : Presses de l’Université Laval, 1996-2005)

Laperrière, Guy, Histoire des communautés religieuses au Québec  (Montréal : VLB, 2013)

Laurin, Nicole; Juteau, Danielle & Duchesne, Lorraine, Ä la recherche d’un monde oublié: les communautés religieuses de femmes au Québec de 1900 à 1970  (Montréal : Le Jour, 1991)

Lavallée, Madeleine & Valcour, Pierre, Les communautés religieuses au Québec: il était une fois la foi  (Québec : Septontrion, 2009)

Little, Anne M., ‘Cloistered Bodies: Convents in the Anglo-American Imagination in the British Conquest of Canada’, Eighteenth Century Studies, 39 (2006), 187-200.

Manuel, Paul Christopher, Lawrence C. Reardon, Clyde Wilcox, editors, The Catholic Church and the Nation-State: Comparative Perspectives (2006)

Rink, Deborah, Spirited women: a history of Catholic Sisters in British Columbia  (Vancouver : Sisters’ Association of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, 2000)

Ross, Sheila, ‘Faithful Companions of Jesus in the field of education in Brandon Manitoba, 1883-1895’, Canadian Catholic Historical Association Historical Studies 71 (2004).

Skidmore, Colleen, ‘Photography in the convent: Grey Nuns, Québec, 1861’, Histoire Sociale / Social History 35 (2002) 70, 279-310

Smyth, Elizabeth M., ‘Writing the History of Women Religious in Canada (1996-2001)’, International Journal of Canadian Studies, 23 (2001), pp. 205-212.

Smyth, Elizabeth, ed., Changing Habits: Women’s Religious Orders in Canada (Canada: Novalis Publications, 2007).

Smyth, Elizabeth, ‘Preserving Habits: Archival Research Wtihin Communities of English Canadian Women Religious’, in A Century Stronger – Women’s History in Canada 1900-2000 edited by S Cook, L McLean and K O’rourke (Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press, 2000).

Smyth, Elizabeth, ‘Professionalization Among the Professed: The Case of Roman Catholic Women Religious’, in Challenging Professions: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Women’s Professional Work edited by Elizabeth Smyth, Sandra Acker, Sandra Bourne and Alison Prentice (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1999), pp. 234-254.

Spicer, Andrew and Sarah Hamilton, (eds.), Defining the Holy: the Delineation of Sacred Space (2005)


Manion, Patricia JeanVenture into the Unknown: Loretto in China 1923-1998 (Manchester, Missouri: Independent Publishing Co, 2006)

Siegfried, Regina, ASC, Missionaries More and More: The History of the China Mission of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, 1933-1945(privately printed, available from http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/SearchCatalog.aspx, 2005)

Yik-yi Chu, Cindy,The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969 (Palgrave, 2004)


Curtis, Sarah and and Kevin J. Callahan (ed), Views from the Margins: Creating Identities in Modern France (University of Nebraska Press, 2008).

Curtis, Sarah Ann, ‘Charitable Ladies: Gender, Class, and Religion in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Paris,’ Past and Present 177 (November 2002): 121-56.

Curtis, Sarah AnnEducating the Faithful: Religion, Society, and Schooling in Nineteenth-Century France (Northern Illinois University Press, 2000).

Curtis, Sarah Ann, ‘Lay Habits: Religious Teachers and the Secularization Crisis of 1901-04,’ French History 9 (December 1995): 478-98.

Curtis, Sarah Ann, ‘Persécution et résistance : Les congrégations enseignantes face à la loi des associations de 1901,’ Revue d’Histoire de l’Eglise de France 88 (June 2002): 175-95.

Curtis, Sarah Ann, ‘Supply and Demand: Religious Schooling in Nineteenth-Century France,’ History of Education Quarterly 39 (Spring 1999): 51-72.

De Cant, Genevieve et al, A World of Independent Women, From the 12th century to the Present Day, The Flemish Beguinages(Riverside Ct USA: Luciole Guides, 2003).

De Maeyer, J., H.-H. Ewers, R. Ghesquière, M. Manson, P. Pinsent and P. QuaghebeurReligion, Children’s literature and Modernity in Western Europe, 1750-2000 (KADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, 2005).

De Robeck, NestaSt. Clare of Assisi (Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1980).

Derk, Marjet, ‘Modesty and Excellence: Gender and Sports Culture in Dutch Catholic Schooling, 1900-1970’, Gender and History 20:1 (2008), 8-26.

Diefendorf, Barbara B., From Penitence to Charity: Pious Women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Donovan, GraceItalian Women on Holy Ground (privately printed history of Holy Union Sisters, contact Sancta Unione dei Suori Cuori, Casa Generealizia, Viale Aurelia Saffi 28, 00152 Rome, Italy).

Dunn, Marilyn, ‘Space Shaped for Spiritual Perfection: Convent Architecture and Nuns in Early Modern Rome’ in Helen Hills (ed.)Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 151-76.

Evangelisti, Silvia, Nuns: A History of Convent Life (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007).

Evangelisti, Silvia, ‘Rooms to Share: Convent Cells and Social Relations in Early Modern Italy’, Past and Present, Supplement 1 (2006), 55-71.

Evangelisti, Silvia, ‘We Do Not Have It, and We Do Not Want It”: Women, Power, and Convent Reform in Florence’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 34 (2003), pp. 677-700.

Evangelisti, Silvia, ‘Wives, Widows, and Brides of Christ: Marriage and the Convent in the Historiography of Early Modern Italy’, The Historical Journal, (2000), 233-47.

Heijst, Annelies van, Models of Charitable Care: Catholic Nuns and Children in their Care in Amsterdam, 1852-2002 (2008)

Hicks, Leonie V.Religious Life in Normandy, 1050-1300, Space, Gender and Social Pressure (2007)

Hills, Helen, ‘Nuns and Relics: Spiritual Authority in Post-Tridentine Naples’ in Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe. An Interdisciplinary View, ed. Cordula Van Wyhe (London: Ashgate, 2008), pp. 11-38.

Hufton, Olwen and Frank Tallett. ‘Communities of Women, the Religious Life and Public Service in Eighteenth-Century France’, in M. J. Boxer and J. H. Quataert (eds.), Connecting Spheres: Women in the Western World, 1500 to the Present, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 75-85.

Hufton, OlwenWomen in the Religious Life (Florence: European University Institute, 1996).

Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A., ‘Discipline, Vocation and Patronage: Spanish Religious Women in a Tridentine Microclimate’, Sixteenth Century Journal, XXX/4 (1999), 1009-30.

Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A.Religious Women in Golden Age Spain: The Permeable Cloister (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005).

Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A., ‘Spatial Discipline and its Limits: Nuns and the Built Environment in Early Modern Spain’ in Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe, ed. Helen Hills (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 131-49.

Leonard, AmyNails in the Wall: Catholic Nuns in Reformation Germany (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Lowe, K. J. P., Nuns’ chronicles and convent culture in Renaissance and Counter-Reformation Italy, xvi, 437 p. vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Lowe, Kate, ‘History writing from within the convent in Cinquecento Italy: the nuns’ version’, in Letizia Panizza (ed.), Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society (University of Oxford: Legenda, European Humanities Research Centre, 2000).

McCabe OP, Honor, A Light Undimmed: the story of the Convent of Our Lady of Bom Successo, Lisbon 1639-2006 (2007)

Makowski, Elizabeth‘A Pernicious Sort of Woman’: Quasi-Religious Women and Canon Lawyers in the Later Middle Ages (The Catholic University of America Press, 2005).

Mazzonis, QuericioloSpirituality, Gender, and the Self in Renaissance Italy: Angela Merici and the Company of St. Ursula (1474-1540)(Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2007).

Pfannebecker, Mareile ‘“Love’s Interest”: Agency and Identity in a Seventeenth-Century Nun’s Letters,’ in Literature Compass 3.2 (2006): 149-58

Plummer, Marjorie Elizabeth, ‘”Partner in his calamities”: Pastor’s wives, married nuns and the experience of clerical marriage in the early German reformation’, Gender & History 20 (2008) 2, 207-227

Spicer, Andrew and Sarah Hamilton, (eds.), Defining the Holy: the Delineation of Sacred Space (2005)

Strasser, Ulrike, ‘The cloister as membrane: recent convent histories and the circulation of people and ideas’, Gender and History 19 (2007) 2, 369-375 [Review article: Elissa B. Weaver, Convent Theatre in Early Modern Italy: Spiritual Fun and Learning for Women (Cambridge 2002); Mita Choudhury, Convents and Nuns in Eighteenth-Century French Politics and Culture (Ithaca/London 2004); Claire Walker. Gender and Politics in Early Modern Europe: English Convents in France and the Low Countries (Basingstroke ; New York 2003).]

Umfreville, Joyce, and De Piro, Marie, A Foundress in Nineteenth Century Italy, Saint Paula Frassinetti and the Congregation of the Sisters of St Dorothy (London, 1985)

van Wyhe, Cordula “Between Chastity and Passion: The Impact of the French exiles on the Cult of Courtly Love at the Brussels Court in the 1630s”, Passion, Affekt und Leidenschaft in der frühen Neuzeit, Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur Barockforschung, 11 (Wiesbaden 2005) pp. 951-980

van Wyhe, Cordula, ‘Court and Convent: the Infanta Isabella and her Franciscan Confessor Andres de Soto’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 35:2 (summer 2004), pp. 411-445

van Wyhe, Cordula, ‘Piety and Politics in the Royal Convent of Discalced Carmelite nuns in Brussels 1607-1646’, Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique de Belgique, 100:1 (2005), pp. 457-487

Veen, Annemiek van der and Dolly Verhoeven, We Agreed to Be Different: Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of Mercy 1960-2000 (2005).

Warren, Nancy Bradley, Women of God and Arms: Female Spirituality and Political Conflict, 1380 – 1600 (2005)

Weddle, Saundra, ”Women in wolves’ mouths’: Nuns’ Reputations, Enclosure and Architecture at the Convent of Le Murate in Florence’ in Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe, ed. Helen Hills (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 115-29.

Werner, YvonneNuns and Sisters in the Nordic Countries after the Reformation. A Female Counter-Culture in Modern Society(Uppsala, 2004).

Winston-Allen, AnneConvent Chronicles: Women Writing about Women and Reform in the Late Middle Ages. (University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State Press, 2004).

Woodford, CharlotteNuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2002).

Zarri, Gabriella y Nieves Baranda LeturioMemoria e comunità femminili: Spagna e Italia, secc. XV-XVII = Memoria y comunidadesfemeninas : España e Italia, siglos XV-XVII (Firenze : Firenze University Press, 2011).


Choudhury, Mita, ‘Gendered models of resistance: Jansenist nuns and Unigenitus’, Historical Reflections 35 (2009) 1, 28-51

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Boarding Schools, Women Teachers and Domesticity: Reforming Girls’ Secondary Education in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century,’ French Historical Studies 19, no. 1 (1995): 153-81.

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Competing Visions of Girls’ Secondary Education in Post-Revolutionary France,’ History of Education Quarterly 34, no. 2 (1994): 147-70.

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘French Education for British Girls in the Nineteenth Century,’ Women’s History Magazine 42 (2002): 21-29.

Rogers, RebeccaFrom the Salon to the Schoolroom: Educating Bourgeois Girls in Nineteenth-Century France (Pennsylvania, USA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).

Rogers, RebeccaLes Demoiselles De La Légion D’honneur: Les Maisons D’éducation De La Légion D’honneur Au Xixe Siècle (Paris: Plon, 1992).

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Porous Walls and Prying Eyes: Control, Discipline, and Morality in Boarding Schools for Girls in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France,’ in Secret Gardens, Satanic Mills: Placing Girls in European History, 1750-1960, eds. Mary Jo Maynes, et al. (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005), pp. 115-30.

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Retrograde or Modern? Unveiling the Teaching Nun in Nineteenth-Century France,’ Social History 23, no. 2 (1998): 146-64.

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Schools, Discipline, and Community: Diary-Writing and Schoolgirl Culture in Late Nineteenth-Century France,’ Women’s History Review 4 (1995): 525-54.

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘The Socialization of Girls in France under the Influence of Religion and the Church,’ in Erziehung Der Menschen-Geschlechter, Studien Zur Religion, Sozialisation Und Bildung in Europa Seit Der Aufklarung, eds. M. Kraul and C. Luth, 1996).

Rogers, Rebecca, ‘Boarding Schools, Women Teachers and Domesticity: Reforming Girls’ Secondary Education in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century,’ French Historical Studies 19, no. 1 (1995): 153-81.


Grieser, D. Jonathan, ‘A tale of two convents: nuns and Anabaptists in Münster, 1533-1535’, Sixteenth Century Journal 26 (1995) 1, 31-47


Dean, Trevor, ‘Fornicating with nuns in fifteenth-century Bologna’, Journal of Medieval History 34 (2008) 4, 374-382

Evangelisti, Silvia, ‘Monastic poverty and material culture in early modern Italian convents’, Historical Journal 47 (2004) 1, 1-20

Laven, Mary, ‘Sex and celibacy in early modern Venice’, Historical Journal 44 (2001) 4, 865-888.

Mazzonis, QuericioloSpirituality, Gender, and the Self in Renaissance Italy: Angela Merici and the Company of St. Ursula (1474-1540) (Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2007).

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