Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7371
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Linehan , Peter.
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  • Title: Zamora's Nuns in the Oven [Dominican Friars were accused of scandalous affairs with the nuns of Zamora; the Pope's efforts to curb the mendicant orders and force strict enclosure on nuns may have been in reaction to the well-known case at Zamora].
  • Source: History Today 47, 3 (March 1997): Pages 46 - 51.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bishops Clergy- Sexual Behavior Dominican Order Mendicant Orders Monasticism Monks Nuns Politics Sexuality Zamora, Zamora, Spain- Women's Monastery of Las Duenas
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 13
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  • Illustrations: Eight figures. A map of thirteenth-century Zamora. Color illustration of scenes involving nuns from the "Cantigas de Santa Maria." Portrait of Pope Clement IV (1265-1268) who transferred authority over the female order from the bishop to the Dominicans. A photograph of Las DueƱas today. A color illustration from the Decameron showing a nun in bed embracing her lover. A color portrait of St. Dominic from a 1340 polyptych. A portrait of Munio of Zamora who rose in the Dominican order but was dismissed from his high office, possibly because of the scandal at Zamora. Portrait of Sancho IV (1284-1295) who supported Munio of Zamora.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Cambridge
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00182753
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