All for the Greater Glory of Jesus and the Salvation of the Immortal Souls!': German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960

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dc.contributor.author STORNIG, Katharina
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-19T11:47:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-19T11:47:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Florence, European University Institute, 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/14987
dc.description Defence date: 25 October 2010 en
dc.description Examining Board: Prof. Giulia Calvi (EUI) - Supervisor Prof. Steve Smith (EUI) Prof. Edith Saurer (Universität Wien) Prof. Rebekka Habermas (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) en
dc.description.abstract This thesis, a feminist history of mission in the context of gender, has started on the premise to develop an alternative perspective on the missionary encounter rather than the attempt to enrich existing narratives by adding women. Therefore, it mainly draws on the sources that its principal subjects, western missionary nuns, produced. These are mostly correspondence with Europe, travelogues, chronicles, reports and, to a lesser extent, articles, photographs and memoirs, all of which allow us to gain new insights into the nuns’ religious and practical worlds and their gendered dimensions as they moved within and across imperial and religious systems. In addition, it uses colonial records and ecclesiastical sources in order to scrutinize the power relations that structured the nuns’ missionary engagement and their ambiguous roles as enthusiastic missionaries that took their privileged position as 'white Christians' for granted on the one hand and subordinated to male religious and secular power on the other one. Ultimately, theological perspectives are accorded a prominent place because, to borrow from Andrew Porter, missionaries 'viewed their world first of all with the eye of faith and then through theological lenses'. en
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI PhD theses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of History and Civilization en
dc.relation.hasversion http://hdl.handle.net/1814/28737
dc.subject.lcsh Women missionaries
dc.subject.lcsh Germany -- Colonies -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Women missionaries -- Africa -- History
dc.title All for the Greater Glory of Jesus and the Salvation of the Immortal Souls!': German missionary nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897-1960 en
dc.type Thesis en
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