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

Alice Taylor

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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 Lehner
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3
Pages35-50
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315123394
ISBN (Print)9781138687622 , 9781138687639
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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France
Benedictines
Enlightenment
Nuns
Adelaide
Denis Diderot
Hostility
Royal Family
Scrutiny
Abbess

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Taylor, A. (2018). Adelaide d'Orleans (1698-1743): The Abbess of Chelles. In U. Lehner (Ed.), Women enlightenment and Catholicism: A transnational biographical history (1st ed., pp. 35-50). London: Routledge.
Taylor, Alice. / Adelaide d'Orleans (1698-1743) : The Abbess of Chelles. Women enlightenment and Catholicism: A transnational biographical history. editor / Ulrich Lehner. 1st. ed. London : Routledge, 2018. pp. 35-50
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