Wilson Center Experts

Brenda Meehan-Waters

Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Associate Professor, University of Rochester
Wilson Center Project(s):
Church, State and Society: Women’s Relgious Communities in Russia
Jul 01, 1985
Dec 01, 1985

Project Summary

A history of women’s religious communities in Russia from 1764-1917. Includes: origins of the communities, legal relationship between the communities and the secularl and ecclesiastical authorities, the social origins of founders, donors and supporters, their goals and charters, the social structure of the communities, the economic life of the community, spiritual life, biographical sketches, ties to local communities and social and philantrophic role of the communities.

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