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1. Record Number: 14646
Author(s): Brolis, Maria Teresa.
Title : Un monastero assalito dagli uomini, ignorato dagli storici e ricostruito dalla monache: Santa Maria di Valmarina presso Bergamo (secoli XII-XV) [The twelfth century saw contemporaneous development of monastic and civic institutions in Bergamo and its vicinity. Santa Maria di Valmarina was founded outside Bergamo in the twelfth century as a monastery for nuns. It was patronized by the city's elite, but it suffered in the upheavals of the fourteenth century. Finally, the nuns were forced to relocate inside the city. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Chiesa, vita religiosa, societa nel Medioevo italiano: Studi offerti a Giuseppina De Sandre Gasparini.   Edited by Mariaclara Rossi and Gian Maria Varanini .   Herder, 2005.  Pages 121 - 137.
Year of Publication: 2005.

2. Record Number: 7369
Author(s): Brolis, Maria Teresa.
Title : A Thousand and More Women: The Register of Women for the Confraternity of Misericordia Maggiore in Bergamo, 1265-1339 [The author studied the register in order to understand women's roles in the organization and in "civic" religion in general. Women from different political factions were brought together in the confraternity, perhaps, the author speculates, due in part t
Source: Catholic Historical Review (Full Text via Project Muse) 88, 2 (April 2002): 230-246 Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 8328
Author(s): Cossar, Roisin.
Title : A Good Woman: Gender Roles and Female Religious Identity in Late Medieval Bergamo [The author argues that women in Bergamo in the late Middle Ages saw a growing limitation on their participation in public religion. Confraternities became more male-dominated and changed their female members from participants to clients for services including estate management and memorial masses. However, women did find other outlets for their religious devotion within private, domestic environments, such as female monasteries. This resulted in women meeting their spiritual needs by cobbling together a network of relationships and services as reflected by women's bequests from Bergamo of household goods, money, and land to female monasteries, parish churches and confraternities. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome , 46., ( 2001):  Pages 119 - 132.
Year of Publication: 2001.