Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7658
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dickson , Gary.
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  • Title: Clare's Dream [The author examines the canonization documents of Saint Clare of Assisi. The records depict her as a strong and determined woman who forsook her rich family and embraced a spiritual life, following the example set by Francis of Assisi. They also indicate that after Francis' death, Clare had a dream in which she sucked milk from his breast. After describing various scholars' interpretations of the dream, the author suggests that the dream demonstrates Clare's intimacy with and dependency upon Francis. It presents a more human side to the heroic woman described in later hagiographical texts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Mediaevistik 5, ( 1992): Pages 39 - 55.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Breast Feeding Canonization of Saints Clare of Assisi, Saint Dreams in Literature Francis of Assisi, Saint Franciscan Order Hagiography Women in Active Roles Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09347453
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