Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 24045
Author(s): Schuchman, Anne M.
Title : "Within the Walls of Paradise": Space and Community in the "Vita" of Umiliana de' Cerchi [Umiliata dei Cerchi was a 13th century Florentine laywoman who, as a widow, lived a religious life in her family’s tower house. Franciscan friar Vito da Cortona wrote her “vita” shortly after her death in 1246. Schuchman focuses on the text's description of Umiliata’s life in the tower as a substitute for joining a monastery. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.   Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott Wells Studies in the History of Christian Traditions .   Brill, 2009.  Pages 49 - 64.
Year of Publication: 2009.

2. Record Number: 683
Author(s): McAuliffe, Mary.
Title : The Lady in the Tower: The Social and Political Role of Women in Tower Houses [responsible for food, hospitality, and comfort. Some women also built tower houses and waged war].
Source: The Fragility of Her Sex?: Medieval Irishwomen in Their European Context.   Edited by Christine Meek and Katherine Simms .   Four Courts Press, 1996.  Pages 153 - 162.
Year of Publication: 1996.