Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9921
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mooney , Catherine M.
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  • Title: Imitatio Christi or "Imitatio Mariae"? Clare of Assisi and Her Interpreters [The author argues that Clare represents herself as a follower and imitator of Christ throughout her writings; it is only subsequent hagiography and iconography that portray Clare as a follower not of Christ but of Mary].
  • Source: Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters.  Edited by Catherine M. Mooney.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.  Pages 52 - 77.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Clare of Assisi, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Franciscan Order Hagiography Jesus Christ- Imitation of Mary, Virgin, Saint Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: Catherine Mooney's account of Clare of Assisi shows that where Clare of Assisi regards herself as actively following in the footsteps of Christ and of Francis of Assisi, her hagiographer prefers to present her as herself constituting a footprint, and the
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  • Author's Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0812234855
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