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  • Record Number: 9675
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Tylus , Jane
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  • Title: Mystical Enunciations: Mary, the Devil, and Quattrocento Spirituality [the author argues that Catherine Vigri's text, "Sette armi spirituali," written for the guidance of her Poor Clare sisters, embodies the era's growing doubts about mysticism and the ways to authenticate visions; the Virgin Mary at the Annunciation plays a central role for Catherine Vigri because she prefigures the mystic in the "clausura" of the convent, aware of diabolical dangers and maternal in her protection and love for her sisters].
  • Source: Annali d'Italianistica 13, ( 1995): Pages 219 - 242. Women Mystic Writers. Edited by Dino S. Cervigni
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Catherine Vigri, Saint Devil Mary, Virgin, Saint- Annuciation Monastic Enclosure Monasticism Mystics Visions Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Four figures. Figure One Tintoretto, "Annunciation." Figure Two Domenico Veneziano, "Annunciation" (Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum). Figure Three Botticelli, "Annunciation" (Berlin, Huldschinsky Collection). Figure Four Catherine Vigri(?), Christ holding an open book with the Virgin Mary annunciate and the Angel Gabriel in the upper corners, miniature on vellum (Bologna, Convent of Corpus Domini).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Madison
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 07417527
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