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The Resource Sisters crossing boundaries : German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960, by Katharina Stornig

Sisters crossing boundaries : German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960, by Katharina Stornig

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Sisters crossing boundaries : German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960
Title
Sisters crossing boundaries
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German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960
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by Katharina Stornig
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Language
eng
Summary
The last third of the 19th century witnessed a considerable increase in the active participation of women in the various Christian missions. Katharina Stornig focusses onthe Catholic case, and particularly explores the activities and experiences of German missionary nuns, the so-called Servants of the Holy Spirit, in colonial Togo and New Guinea in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Introducing the nuns' ambiguous roles as travelers, evangelists, believers, domestic workers, farmers, teachers, and nurses, Stornig highlights the ways in which these women shaped and were shaped by the missionary encounter and how they affected colonial societies more generally. Privileging the sources produced by nuns (i.e. letters, chronicles and reports) and emphasizing their activities, Sisters Crossing Boundaries profoundly challenges the frequent depiction of women and particularly nuns as the largely passive observers of the missionizing and colonizing activities of men. Stornig does not stop at adding women to the existing historical narrative of mission in Togo and New Guinea, but presents the hopes and strategies that German nuns related to the imagination and practice of empire. She also discusses the effects of boundary-crossing, both real and imagined, in the context of religion, gender and race. --
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Stornig, Katharina
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz,
  • Published EUI PhD theses
Series volume
232
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Women missionaries
  • Women missionaries
  • Nuns
  • Nuns
  • Missions, German
  • Missions, German
  • Togoland
  • New Guinea
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Sisters crossing boundaries : German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960, by Katharina Stornig
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:273678/one
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (HEC 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-406) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17463506
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9783525101292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)17942147
  • (DLC)2013465360
  • (OCoLC)860698038
Label
Sisters crossing boundaries : German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960, by Katharina Stornig
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:273678/one
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute (HEC 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17463506
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9783525101292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC)17942147
  • (DLC)2013465360
  • (OCoLC)860698038

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