Dr. Pamela Bastante is an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Prince Edward Island. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of British Columbia. Professor Bastante specializes in the Novo-Hispanic literary tradition of the Artes del bien morir, and feminine convent life in eighteenth-century New Spain.2016 1-4955-0477-8
The Ars moriendi
manual, which had been popular because of its brevity and concision, was chosen by the Franciscan Order as an essential text for promoting the Christian doctrine in New Spain and for re-organizing the funerary practices therein. This book identifies the official and unofficial discourses of the Church regarding Salvation and the funerary practices of New Spain that link the Old World to the New.