Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13397
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jenal , Georg.
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  • Title: Il monachesimo femminile in Italia tra Tardo Anticho e Medioevo [Early Italian monasticism, modeled on Egyptian practices, had a predominant number of female ascetics. Many lived with their families, and communities only took shape gradually. Virgins ranked first; then widows; then married women vowed to continence. The numbers of ascetic women, compared to the number of monks, had declined by the time of Gregory the Great].
  • Source: Il monachesimo femminile in Italia dall' Alto Medioevo al secolo XVII a confronto con l' oggi.  Edited by Gabriella Zarri.  San Pietro in Cariano: Il Segno dei Gabrielli editori, 1997.  Pages 17 - 39.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Saint Jerome, Theologian and Saint Marcella, Widow and Biblical Scholar Marcellina, Virgin Monasticism Nuns Virginity Widows
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 4- 5- 6- 7
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: Italian
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