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Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany$

Charlotte Woodford

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256716.001.0001

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(p.188) Appendix Brief Details of the Convents Where Histories Were Written

(p.188) Appendix Brief Details of the Convents Where Histories Were Written

Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany
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Altomünster, Bridgettine convent near Aichach, founded 1497, now the only Bridgettine convent in Germany.

‘Angerkloster’, Munich, Poor Clares convent, founded 1221, reformed in the 1480s, dissolved 1803.

‘Bickenkloster’, Villingen, Poor Clares convent, founded in the thirteenth century. It became a house of Franciscan Tertiaries, and reformed in 1480 taking the second rule of St Francis. It was dissolved in 1782, when the buildings were given to an Ursuline convent. Many of the Poor Clares became Ursulines and remained in the ‘Bickenkloster’ with their new community.

Frauenchiemsee, Benedictine convent, founded in the ninth century, secularized in 1802 but restored in 1837, now the oldest convent in Germany.

Heiliggrab, Bamberg, Dominican convent, founded in 1356, dissolved in 1803.

Hohenwart, Benedictine convent near Schrobenhausen, founded 1074, reformed in 1483 and again in the late sixteenth century, dissolved 1803.

Kaufbeuren, Franciscan tertiaries. According to tradition, a house of female religious was founded in 1043, becoming Franciscan tertiaries in the first half of the thirteenth century. It was secularized in 1803, restored in 1831 and renamed the ‘Crescentiakloster’.

Maihingen (Maria Mai im Ries), Bridgettine convent, founded 1459, dissolved in 1546.

Marienstein, Eichstätt, convent of Augustinian nuns, founded 1469, dissolved in 1806, the last nuns left in 1832.

Memmingen (Maria Garten), Franciscan tertiaries, founded 1447, dissolved 1803.

Nuremberg, Poor Clares convent, founded in 1279, reformed in 1452, dissolved because of the Reformation, closed in 1596.

Oberschönenfeld, Cistercian convent at Gessertshausen near Augsburg, founded 1211, reformed in the late sixteenth century, secularized but restored in the 1830s, still a thriving Cistercian house and now the oldest Cistercian convent in Germany.

Seligenthal, Cistercian convent in Landshut, founded 1232, secularized 1803, restored 1835, still a thriving Cistercian house.