Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16282
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Papi , Anna Benvenuti.
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  • Title: Donne religiose nella Firenze del Due-Trecento [The calling of Florentine recluses was grounded in the hermit tradition, but their lives came to be regulated according to monastic norms. The hermit ideal was rural, but these women were urban. Communities of recluses could come into conflict with local ecclesiastical authorities, but they often had important lay patrons. Marginal women, including widows and ex-prostitutes, often found homes in communities of penitents. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali.Anna Benvenuti Papi.  Herder, 1990.  Pages 593 - 634. Originally printed as "Donne religiose nella Firenze del Due-Trecento: Appunti per una ricerca in corso," in Le mouvement confraternel au Moyen Âge: France, Suisse, Italie: Actes de la table ronde, Lausanne 9-11 mai 1985 (Droz, 1987). Pages 41-82.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Fiesole, Firenze, Italy Florence Marginality Patronage, Ecclesiastical Penitents Prostitutes Recluses Regula Vallombrosan Order Widows Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8885876129
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