Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 15565
Author(s): Herzig, Tamar
Title : Witches, Saints, and Heretics: Heinrich Kramer's Ties with Italian Women Mystics [Heinrich Kramer is best known for the "Malleus malleficarum," which denounced women as prone to becoming witches. While disputing with heretics in Bohemia, Kramer argued that the holiness of four Dominican tertiaries in Ferrara proved the authenticity of the Church. Kramer's holy women all were given to bodily manifestations of piety, such as stigmata; but they were carefully regulated by friars. They were the mirror opposites of witches, saintly despite bodily appetites that might have led them into error. The heretics were unmoved by their example, but Kramer spread their fame even while the "Malleus" spread negative stereotypes of other women. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft , 1., ( 2006):  Pages 24 - 55.
Year of Publication: 2006.

2. Record Number: 18224
Author(s): Herzig, Tamar
Title : The Rise and Fall of a Savonarolan Visionary: Lucia Brocadelli's Contribution to the Piagnone Movement [The author explores Lucia Brocadelli's activities in the reform movement inspired by Girolamo Savonarola. The duke, Ercole d'Este, brought her to Ferrara because of her reputation for saintliness and her support of the Piagnoni, followers of Savonarola. Lucia promoted Savonarola's cult in the monastery she directed. Despite historians' interests in the Piagnoni movement, Lucia's role has been ignored. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte / Archive for Reformation History , 95., ( 2004):  Pages 34 - 59.
Year of Publication: 2004.