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  • Record Number: 4429
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schuchman , Anne M.
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  • Title: "Within the Walls of Paradise": Space and Community in the "Vita" of Umiliana de' Cerchi [Umiliata dei Cerchi was a 13th century Florentine laywoman who, as a widow, lived a religious life in her family’s tower house. Franciscan friar Vito da Cortona wrote her “vita” shortly after her death in 1246. Schuchman focuses on the text's description of Umiliata’s life in the tower as a substitute for joining a monastery. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 49 - 64.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Community Franciscan Order- Tertiaries Hagiography Lay Piety Monastic Enclosure Penitents Public Space Tower Houses Umiliata dei Cerchi, Penitent and Saint Vito da Cortona, Franciscan Friar and Author Widows Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: New York University
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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