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1. Record Number: 4670
Author(s): Pasztor, Edith.
Title : I papi del duecento e trecento di fronte alla vita religiosa femminile [The popes of the thirteenth century paid less attention to female than to male religious. Innocent III promoted new forms of women's monasticism, but other popes were less bold. Papal protection was extended to women's monasteries, but this often involved the imposition of stricter enclosure. Nuns of this period frequently showed an intensified desire for union with God].
Source: Donne e sante: Studi sulla religiosità femminile nel Medio Evo. Edith Pasztor .   Edizioni Studium, 2000.  Pages 97 - 129. Originally published in Il movimento religioso femminile in Umbria nei secoli XIII- XIV. Firenze, 1984. Pages 29-65.
Year of Publication: 2000.

2. Record Number: 10887
Author(s): Coakley, John
Title : Gender and the Authority of Friars: The Significance of Holy Women for Thirteenth-Century Franciscans and Dominicans [In their letters and other writings, friars often reflected on their relationships with devout women. As preachers, friars exerted pastoral authority over devout women, but they also saw these particular women as having a privileged relationship with God. Although the friars admired the close relationship these women had with the divine, they also asserted their own distance and superiority over the women along the lines of gender difference. At the same time, the friars used gender difference as a means of expressing doubts about themselves and the limits of their own powers. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Church History , 60., 4 ( 1991):  Pages 445 - 460.
Year of Publication: 1991.

3. Record Number: 8648
Author(s): Papi, Anna Benvenuti.
Title : La serva padrona Verdiana da Castelfiorentino is one of the few servants among the revered Tuscan holy women of the later Middle Ages. She, like Saint Zita, was part of a wave of migration from rural areas to the cities in Tuscany. These servant-saints displayed domestic virtues, like generosity; but they also went on pilgrimage. Some experienced local hostility, but Verdiana was supported locally and became known as a wonder worker. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali. Anna Benvenuti Papi .   Herder, 1990. Church History , 60., 4 ( 1991):  Pages 263 - 303. Originally printed as "Santità femminile nel territorio fiorentino e lucchese: considerazioni intorno alla caso di Verdiana da Castelfiorentino," in Religiosità e società in Valdelsa (Società storica della Valdelsa, 1980). Pages 113-144.
Year of Publication: 1990.