Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13716
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Prinzivalli , Emanuela.
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  • Title: Le fonti agiografiche come documenti per la vita di Chiara [Sources for Clare's life are scarce; these include her writings, acts of her canonization process, and her earliest legend; this text, often attributed to Thomas of Celano, can be checked against the testimony in the canonization process; and it represents a moment in the history of the Franciscan movement; individual details, present in recorded testimony, become adapted to hagiographic models in the legend and, even more so, in papal bulls concerning the canonization; the legend emphasizes Clare's love of poverty, but her confrontation with Gregory IX over a life of poverty is deemphasized; the Franciscans had become institutionalized and could not present Clare as a rebel].
  • Source: Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino 4, ( 1997): Pages 197 - 219.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Alexander IV, Pope Canonization of Saints Clare of Assisi, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Gregory IX, Pope Hagiography Innocent IV, Pope Poverty Thomas of Celano, Franciscan Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 11241225
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