Planting the cross : Catholic reform and renewal in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France

Diefendorf, Barbara B., 1946- author

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  • Creator Barbara B. Diefendorf
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (x, 215 pages)
  • ISBNs 0190887036, 9780190887049, 0190887044, 9780190887032, 9780190887056, 0190887052, 9780190887025
  • OCLC on1057734030


  • Planting the Cross exposes the challenges that French convents and monasteries faced as they struggled to survive the civil wars that reduced the country to near anarchy in the sixteenth century and then to raise standards and instill a new piety in their members in the wake of the wars.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Old orders in new times: the convents of Montpellier -- A monastery in revolt: Paris's feuillants in the Holy League -- Catholic militants in France's Protestant heartland: the Capuchins of Languedoc -- Battling demons to propagate reform: Sébastien Michaëlis and the Dominicans of Languedoc -- Catholic reform from the bottom up: the Trinitarians of Provence -- Alternative visions of the Teresian heritage: how the Spanish Carmelites became French
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