Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2756
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Weddle , Saundra.
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  • Title: Identity and Alliance: Urban Presence, Spatial Privilege, and Florentine Renaissance Convents [The author analyses the locations and functions of women's monasteries in late medieval and early modern Florence. Weddle argues that architectural spaces carried multiple meanings. Womens' monasteries were places of spiritual work, but they also could convey meanings related to patronage and politics. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Renaissance Florence: A Social History.  Edited by Roger J. Crum and John T. Paoletti.  Cambridge University Press, 2006.  Pages 394 - 412.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Architecture- Religious Demography Ecclesiastical Space Florence Florence- Le Murate, Benedictine House for Women Monastic Enclosure Monasticism Patronage, Ecclesiastical Politics Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Seven maps. Figure One Cenobitic communities in late sixteenth-century Florence. Drawing by author. Figure Two Women's monasteries in Florence before 1175. Figure Three Extramural women's monastic sites in Florence, 1284-1299. Figure Four Women's monasteries established in Florence between 1333 and 1400. Figure Five Women's monasteries established in fifteenth century Florence. Figure Six Additional women's monasteries established in sixteenth century Florence. Figure Seven Women's monasteries along via San Gallo.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Drury University.
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521846936
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