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  • Record Number: 8278
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Warr , Cordelia.
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  • Title: Representation, Imitation, Rejection: Chiara of Montefalco (d. 1308) and the Passion of Christ [The author briefly explores the visual references, especially for the passion of Christ, that were commonly known. These references helped shape people's understanding of holy women. When Clare of Montefalco died her fellow nuns expected to find evidence of her devotion to Christ in her heart. When it was cut open they found a cross and instruments of the passion. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?  Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless.  Four Courts Press, 2005.  Pages 89 - 101.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Clare of Montefalco, Saint Human Dissection Jesus Christ- Passion Relics Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
  • Related Resources: Chiara of Montefalco and the somatic manifestations of her piety after her death are the subject of a fascinating and rich article by Cordelia Warr. In this article Warr explores the surviving canonisation documents for Chiara that describe how the nuns o
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  • Illustrations: One figure. Figure One Interior of Clare of Montefalco's heart with brief details of her life by Battista Piergili, c. 1730 (London, British Library, 85/865 C10).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Manchester
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1851828885
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