Ángela Atienza López

Women's intervention on men's writings. Beatriz de la Concepción and Ana de Jesús memories

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Keywords: Ana De Jesús (Lobera); Teresian Carmel; Sanctity; Female Biographies; Female Religious World.

This paper analyses female participation in the first printed biography of the discalced Carmelite Ana de Jesús. Ana was one of Teresa de Jesús' disciples and her first biography was written in 1632 by the Cistercian monk Ángel Manrique. This essay investigate women's intervention on men's writings, and show how Ana de Jesús' fellows (mainly Beatriz de la Concepción) participated in the elaboration of her biography. Their participation took place in the context of the beatification of the discalced Carmelite. Female intervention is analysed with an approach that links religious history and gender history.

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