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  • Record Number: 2838
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mayberry , Nancy.
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  • Title: The Controversy over the Immaculate Conception in Medieval and Renaissance Art, Literature, and Society [The belief that Mary was freed from original sin had taken root by the late twelfth century. Dominicans placed this cleansing after Mary's conception; Franciscans placed it before, a "pre-redemption." The Franciscan position gradually triumphed, not just in theology but also in populat devotion as witnessed by art and literature. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 21, 2 (Fall 1991): Pages 207 - 224.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anne, Mother of the Virgin, Saint Dominican Order Franciscan Order Mary, Virgin, Saint Mary, Virgin, Saint- Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception Theology
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: One figure. Figure One Manuscript illumination of a pregnant Saint Anne with rays of light entering her womb, from a Book of Hours (known as the "Da Costa Hours") by Simon Bening, Bruges, circa 1515 (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS 399, fol. 351 v). Mayberry notes that the illustration supports the maculist interpretation for Mary's cleansing after conception, while the inscription in the border carries an immaculist sentiment.
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  • Author's Affiliation: East Carolina University
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00472573
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