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Women and religion in medieval and Renaissance Italy

Author: Daniel Ethan Bornstein; Roberto Rusconi
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Series: Women in culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between the twelfth and the sixteenth centuries, women assumed public roles of unprecedented prominence in Italian religious culture. Legally subordinated, politically excluded, socially limited, and ideologically disdained, women's active participation in religious life offered them access to power in all its forms. These essays explore the involvement of women in religious life throughout northern and central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Church history
History
Named Person: Börngen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Ethan Bornstein; Roberto Rusconi
ISBN: 0226066371 9780226066370 0226066398 9780226066394
OCLC Number: 33276102
Description: x, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Catharine R. Stimpson --
Women and religion in late medieval Italy: history and historiography / Daniel Bornstein --
A community of female penitents in thirteenth-century Padua / Antonio Rigon --
Clare, Agnes, and their earliest followers: from the Poor Ladies of San Damiano to the Poor Clares / Clara Gennaro --
Anchoresses and penitents in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Umbria / Mario Sensi --
Mendicant friars and female pinzochere in Tuscany: from social marginality to models of sanctity / Anna Benvenuti Papi --
The Apostolic canonization proceedings of Clare of Montefalco, 1318-1319 / Enrico Menestò --
Female mystics, visions, and iconography / Chiara Frugoni --
Imitable sanctity: the legend of Maria of Venice / Fernanda Sorelli --
St. Bernardino of Siena, the wife, and possessions / Roberto Rusconi --
St. Francesca and the female religious communities of fifteenth-century Rome / Anna Esposito --
Living saints: a typology of female sanctity in the early sixteenth century / Gabriella Zarri --
Women religious in late medieval Italy: new sources and directions / Roberto Rusconi.
Series Title: Women in culture and society.
Other Titles: Mistiche e devote nell'Italia tardomedievale.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Bornstein and Roberto Rusconi ; translated by Margery J. Schneider.

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This work shows how women between the 12th and 16th centuries were able to carve out areas of influence by exploiting the institutional church and by manipulating religious precepts. Contributors  Read more...
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