Adelaide d'Orleans (1698-1743): The Abbess of Chelles

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Abstract

Adelaide d'Orleans is understood to be the model for one of the characters in Denis Diderot's anti-clerical novel, La Religieuse. As a member of the French Royal family, and also a Benedictine nun, she attracted hostility and scrutiny in Enlightenment France. Her real, as distinct from her imagined, life shows a variety of activities and influences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen enlightenment and Catholicism
Subtitle of host publicationA transnational biographical history
EditorsUlrich L. Lehner
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3
Pages35-49
Number of pages14
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315123394
ISBN (Print)9781138687622 , 9781138687639
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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