Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3321
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Park , Katharine.
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  • Title: Relics of a Fertile Heart: The "Autopsy" of Clare of Montefalco [the author explores the meaning of the objects found inside Clare of Montefalco's body while it was being prepared for burial; these items were in the shape of religious objects (for example, a crucifix in her heart) or had religious significance (three stones for the Trinity in her gallbladder); the author explores contemporary medical and legal practices to provide a context, in particular autopsy, theories of generation, and caesarean operations].
  • Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.  Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff EncarnaciĆ³n.  Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 115 - 133.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Caesarean Birth Canonization of Saints Clare of Montefalco, Saint Hagiography Human Dissection Relics Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Harvard University
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312240015
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