Prof. Schutte wins Marraro Prize

Professor emerita Anne Schutte wins Marraro Prize

Faculty: Anne J. Schutte

The American Catholic Historical Association has selected Professor emerita Anne Schutte's recent book, By Force and Fear: Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe, as the 2012 Marraro Prize recipient. In announcing the award, the Marraro committee noted that "In a lively text marked by vivid examples, Anne Jacobson Schutte masterfully revises our picture of how religious houses fit into early modern family dynamics.  Men as well as women were forced into vows, often through a violence shaped by strategy and circumstance that left deep scars.  Schutte carefully lays out the institutional apparatus of the houses and the legal processes for release from vows, and offers a rich store of data for further examination."

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