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The Short Chronicle: A Poor Clare's Account of the Reformation of Geneva

Jeanne de Jussie


Jeanne de Jussie (1503–61) experienced the Protestant Reformation from within the walls of the Convent of Saint Clare in Geneva. In her impassioned and engaging Short Chronicle, she offers a singular account of the Reformation, reporting not only on the larger clashes between Protestants and Catholics but also on events in her convent—devious city councilmen who lied to trusting nuns, lecherous soldiers who tried to kiss them, and iconoclastic intruders who smashed statues and burned paintings. Throughout her tale, Jussie highlights women's roles on both sides of the conflict, from the Reforme ... More

Keywords: Jeanne de Jussie, Protestant Reformation, Short Chronicle, Geneva, women, Poor Clares, iconoclasm, Catholics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780226417059
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226417073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeanne de Jussie, author