Sarah E. Owens

Sarah E. Owens is Professor of Spanish and Director of First Year Experience at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. She specializes in the writings of religious women of early modern Spain and Latin America. She has four books: Journey of Five Capuchin Nuns (CRRS & ITER, 2009); Women of the Iberian Atlantic, co-edited with Jane Mangan (LSU Press, 2012); Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire (UNMP, 2017); and Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective, co-edited with Margaret Boyle (University of Toronto Press, 2021). She is currently starting a new project on healing journeys and how early modern women experienced pilgrimage in Iberia and the Hispanic World.

Convent and Med­icine — Owens

Published on November 10, 2021
Convent ledgers from colonial Are­quipa, Peru, reveal that female reli­gious com­mu­nities spent large sums of money on a wide variety of medical ingre­dients in the care of their members.