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  • Record Number: 16882
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bruzelius , Caroline.
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  • Title: Queen Sancia of Mallorca and the Convent Church of Sta. Chiara in Naples [The author argues that the convent church building significantly departs from previous models of architectural planning in the Poor Clare tradition. In part she attributes this to Queen Sancia's deep devotion to the original ideals of Francis which prompted her to found a double house and redesign the church layout so that the nuns could see the host while remaining unseen by the laity and the Friars. The queen also was reacting to ecclesiastical controversies in which her own relatives took leading roles as proponents of the Franciscan Spirituals against Pope John XXII. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 40, ( 1995): Pages 69 - 100.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Architecture- Religious Double Houses Franciscan Order- SpiRitual Lay Piety Monastic Enclosure Monasticism Naples, Napoli, Italy- Monastery of Santa Chiara- Church Patronage, Artistic Patronage, Ecclesiastical Poor Clares Order Sancia of Majorca, Queen of
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Twenty-two Figures. Figure One Photograph of the Santa Chiara interior from the west. Figure Two Plan of Santa Chiara. Figure Three Drawing of a transverse section of Santa Chiara. Figure Four Scamozzi view of Naples (detail) with the church of Santa Chiara in the background. Figure Five Photograph of the monastery from the air. Figure Six Photograph of the ornate interior of Santa Chiara prior to 1944. Figure Seven Photograph of the damaged interior of Santa Chiara after the bombardment of 1944. Figure Eight Plan of the Santa Chiara complex from the map of the Duca di Noja. Figure Nine Topographical plan of 1872-1880, with detail of Santa Chiara. Figure Ten Photograph of the choir of Santa Chiara. Figure Eleven Photograph showing the grilles in the choir. Figure Twelve Photograph of the nave with tribunes. Figure Thirteen Drawing of San Lorenzo (reconstruction), from Cornelia Berger-Dittscheid. Figure Fourteen Photograph of the friars' choir and main altar. Figure Fifteen Photograph of the three easternmost chapels of the nave, left side. Figure Sixteen Photograph of the Santa Maria Donnaregina, view of church from entrance portal. Figure Seventeen Photograph of Santa Maria Donnaregina, view of church from the altar. Figure Eighteen Photograph of Santa Maria Donnaregina, view of the east end from the nuns' choir. Figure Nineteen Plan and longitudinal section of Santa Maria Donnaregina, from Venditti. Figure Twenty Plan of San Damiano. Figure Twenty-one Plan of San Tomaso, Potenza Picena, after Filipiak. Figure Twenty-two The Three Ages, manuscript illumination, from the "Liber Figurarum" (Reggio Emilia, Episcopal Seminary).
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00656801
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