Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16278
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Papi , Anna Benvenuti.
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  • Title: La serva padrona Verdiana da Castelfiorentino is one of the few servants among the revered Tuscan holy women of the later Middle Ages. She, like Saint Zita, was part of a wave of migration from rural areas to the cities in Tuscany. These servant-saints displayed domestic virtues, like generosity; but they also went on pilgrimage. Some experienced local hostility, but Verdiana was supported locally and became known as a wonder worker. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali.Anna Benvenuti Papi.  Herder, 1990.  Pages 263 - 303. Originally printed as "Santità femminile nel territorio fiorentino e lucchese: considerazioni intorno alla caso di Verdiana da Castelfiorentino," in Religiosità e società in Valdelsa (Società storica della Valdelsa, 1980). Pages 113-144.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Cristiana da Santa Croce, Saint Florence Hagiography Lorenzo Giacomini, Dominican and Hagiographer Lucca, Lucca, Italy Penitents Pilgrimage Servants Verdiana da Castelfiorentino, Recluse Women in Religion Zita, Saint
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8885876129