Word From New France: The Selected Letters of Marie de LIncarnation Marie De LIncarnation

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Word From New France: The Selected Letters of Marie de LIncarnation  by  Marie De LIncarnation

Word From New France: The Selected Letters of Marie de LIncarnation by Marie De LIncarnation
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translated and edited by Joyce Marshall.Contextually, the letters demonstrate a seventeenth century presupposition of the savagery of the Indians and L’Incarnation did not balk at relating gruesome details of attacks upon her fellow settlers. HerMoretranslated and edited by Joyce Marshall.Contextually, the letters demonstrate a seventeenth century presupposition of the savagery of the Indians and L’Incarnation did not balk at relating gruesome details of attacks upon her fellow settlers.

Her writings are also the writings of a religious woman whose main goal was to evangelize and convert as many of the Indians as she possibly can. However, she offered better insight of their behaviors than many white men and went so far as to learn the Indian languages, developing a French-Algonkin dictionary and a catechism in the Iroquois language.

There is not a tone of disdain or superiority in the letters, only tones of piety, empathy, and a sense of fairness. The letters in the collection are not only addressed to her son, also a very devout man, but also to her superiors, fellow sisters, and pious laity in France. The ones addressed to her son illustrate her daily life and struggles, the letters to her superiors and laity were more business- like in their manner. Through these letters she recounted the successes and failures of the mission and was able to garner further funding and support for the seminary.The letters of Marie de L’Incarnation offer a unique glimpse into life in colonial New France.

She lived and worked at the seminary in Quebec for thirty three years, an impressive span of time. She wrote extensive and in depth letters describing many aspects of life at the time. While her views of life are not completely objective, the stories related in the letters are invaluable when studying colonial Quebec.

After examining the collection in greater detail, her daily struggles can be applied not only to the trials of the Ursulines in Quebec, but also to the greater struggles and motivating factors of the settlement as a whole. As a woman, she has a unique viewpoint on other settlers and the male members of the clergy



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