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Women and the Catholic Church in Colonial Brazil

Carole A. Myscofski.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; History of Gender and Sexuality. 8015 words.

Women in colonial Brazil (1500–1822) were affected by the presence of the Portuguese Roman Catholic Church in nearly every dimension of their lives. The Catholic Church dominated the...

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