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Sin and Salvation in Early Modern France: Three Women’s Stories
by Marguerite D'Auge, Renée Burlamacchi and Jeanne Du Laurens
edited by Colette H. Winn
translated by Nicholas Van Handel and Colette H. Winn
Iter Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-86698-571-0 | eISBN: 978-0-86698-732-5
Library of Congress Classification PQ149.M28 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 840.99287


The texts available here in English for the first time open a window into the lives of three early modern Frenchwomen as they explore the common themes of family, memory, sin, and salvation. The Regrets of Marguerite d’Auge (1600), the Memoirs of Renée Burlamacchi (1623), and the Genealogy of Jeanne du Laurens (1631), taken from different genres of historical writings, raise important questions: Why and how did female authorship find its way into the historical record? How did these voices escape the censorship and prejudice against female publication? In a time of extreme religious conflict, how did these women convey their views on controversial issues such as primacy of grace, indulgences, and salvation without disrupting the gender expectations of the era?

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