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Author Curtis, Sarah Ann.

Title Civilizing habits : women missionaries and the revival of French empire / Sarah A. Curtis
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 373 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents From old worlds to new -- Foothold on the frontier -- "We shall need Jesuits to bring them to us" -- Rehearsal in Algeria -- Refuge in Tunisia and Malta -- Expansion in the Ottoman Empire -- French origins and African experiments -- The Mana colony -- Catholics and abolitionists
Summary This work explores the life stories of three French women missionaries - Philippine Duchesne, Emilie de Vialar, and Anne-Marie Javouhey - who transgressed boundaries, both real and imagined, to evangelize far from France's shores
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-359) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Duchesne, Philippine, Saint, 1769-1852.
Vialar, Emilie de.
Javouhey, Anne Marie, 1779-1851.
SUBJECT Duchesne, Philippine, Saint, 1769-1852 fast
Javouhey, Anne Marie, 1779-1851 fast
Vialar, Emilie de fast
Subject Women missionaries -- France -- History -- 19th century
Missions, French -- History -- 19th century
RELIGION -- Christian Ministry -- Missions.
Missions, French
Women missionaries
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199780266
Other Titles Women missionaries and the revival of French empire