Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7106
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Niles , John D
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  • Title: Why the Bishop of Florence Had to Get Married [The author analyzes the "adventus" ceremony in Florence when a new bishop took possession of his see. The ceremony included a ritual marriage with the abbess of San Pier Maggiore monastery. Miller argues that the bishop's outsider status and role as head of a lineage needed the connection with a highly placed abbess to symbolize his alliance with the city's most important political families. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Speculum 81, 4 (October 2006): Pages 1055 - 1091.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Bishops Ceremonies Florence Florence- San Pier Maggiore, Benedictine House for Women Marriage, Image of Monasticism Politics Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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