A 25th Anniversary reprint of the book’s first edition in 1989. More than a book on religious reform it covers the golden age of Avila in the 16th century describing its religious community,and its eventual economic and social decline. After 350 years as a backwater town, Avila was discovered again as a tourist attraction thanks to increased information and emphasis on the life of St. Teresa. Ithaca, N.Y. 2014 Cornell University Press Repr., 5&1/2 x 8 &1/2, 219 Pgs., PB. Published at $ 24.95.