Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 10091
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Levy , Allison.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Augustine's Concessions and Other Failures: Mourning and Masculinity in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany [The author examines paintings of St. Augustine mourning his mother along with excerpts from his "Confessions," and humanist funeral orations. Levy argues that female mourning in public was suppressed in favor of controlled, masculine commemorations in Latin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Grief and Gender: 700-1700.  Edited by Jennifer C. Vaught with Lynne Dickson Bruckner.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 81 - 94.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Saint Emotions Funerals Gender Humanism Mourning in Literature Private and Public Spheres
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Botticelli, "Saint Augustine in his Cell" (Florence, Uffizi). Figure Two Botticelli, "Saint Augustine in his Study" (Florence, Chiesa di Ognissanti). Figure Three Benozzo Gozzoli, "The Death of Saint Monica," (San Gimignano, S. Agostino). Figure Four Master of the Osservanza, "The Burial of St. Monica and St. Augustine Departing for Africa" (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum). Figure Five Benozzo Gozzoli, "The Funeral of Saint Augustine" (San Gimignano, S. Agostino).
  • Table:
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: Wheaton College
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312293828
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: