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  • Record Number: 3404
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stuard , Susan Mosher
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  • Title: Satisfying the Laws: The "Legenda" of Maria of Venice [Susan Mosher Stuard analyzes the "Vita" of Maria Sturion written by her confessor, Thomas Caffarini. Thomas had been given the task of writing a rule for Dominican penitents, lay people who lived a religious life without vows (and also known as tertiaries or third orders). Maria Sturion (or Maria of Venice) had been abandoned by her young husband and led a religious life at the home of her parents; Caffarini developed a close relationship with her as confessor and teacher. He saw Maria's "vita" as a model that other wealthy, young Venetian women could follow. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe.  Edited by Ruth Mazo Karras, Joel Kaye, and E. Ann Matter.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.  Pages 197 - 210.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Caffarini, Tommaso, Dominican Friar and Hagiographer Dominican Order- Tertiaries Hagiography Lay Piety Marriage Parents Sturion, Maria, Dominican Tertiary Trousseau (Household Goods that the Bride Brings to Her New Home)
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Haverford College [Emerita]
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  • Year of Publication: 2008.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0812240801
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