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Faculty Member Publications

Listed below are some of the publications from Anne J. Schutte , Professor Emerita .

By Force and Fear: Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe

( Cornell University Press, July, 2011 )

An unwilling, desperate nun trapped in the cloister, unable to gain release: such is the image that endures today of monastic life in early modern Europe. In By Force and Fear, Anne Jacobson Schutte demonstrates that this and other common stereotypes of involuntary consignment to religious houses-shaped by literary sources such as Manzoni's The Betrothed-are badly off the mark.



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