Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3127
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jacobi , Renate.
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  • Title: Secular Brides and Convent Brides: Wedding Ceremonies in Italy During the Renaissance and Counter-Reformation [The author examines ceremonies of vestition, profession, and consecration in terms of the different meanings they held for the various interested parties].
  • Source: Marriage in Italy, 1300-1650.  Edited by Trevor Dean and K. J. P. Lowe.  Cambridge University Press, 1998.  Pages 41 - 65.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bride of Christ, Image of Ceremonies Illumination of Manuscripts Marriage Monasticism Nuns Weddings Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16- 17
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  • Illustrations: Four figures. Figure One Cristoforo Cortese (attrib.), "Benediction and Consecration of Virgins," from a fifteenth century manuscript of the Rule of St. Benedict (Milan, Biblioteca ambrosiana). Figure Two "Veiling and Consecration of Suor Antonia degli Albizzi," beginning of the sixteenth century (Florence, Gabineto dei disegni degli Uffizi, Inv. 1890, no.3335). Figure Three "Benediction of a Habit During Vestition," fifteenth century miniature from a Benedictine ritual handbook commissioned by the Nuns of S. Servolo in Venice (Venice, Biblioteca nazionale marciana, cod. lat. III, 72 (3402), Fol. 2r). Figure Four Lorenzo Lotto, "St. Bridget and the Miracle of the Dry Wood," circa 1525.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Freie Universit├Ąt, Berlin.
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521554020
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