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: 10834
Author(s): Peterson, Ingrid, O.S.F.
Title : Thirteenth-Century Penitential Women: Franciscan Life in the Secular World
Source: Studies in Spirituality , 12., ( 2002):  Pages 43 - 60.
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 5906
Author(s): Maginnis, Hayden B. J.
Title : Images, Devotion, and the Beata Umiliana de' Cerchi [images are found speaking to medieval Italian saints, especially Franciscans, in the hagiographic sources; two pictures play this role in the life of the pious widow Umiliata de' Cerchi; these images function in her contact with the divine like Byzantine
Source: Visions of Holiness: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Italy.   Edited by Andrew Ladis and Shelley E. Zuraw .   Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2001. Magistra , 7., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 13 - 20.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 5907
Author(s): Schmidt, Victor M.
Title : Painting and Individual Devotion in Late Medieval Italy: The Case of Saint Catherine of Alexandria because Catherine of Alexandria is ill-documented, possibly even legendary, ample room was left for invention by hagiographers; the tale of Catherine's conversion and mystical marriage to Christ is not in the earliest Latin or Greek sources; these stories are documented first in Italy, and they soon had an influence on artistic depictions of this popular saint; the same motif of mystical marriage appears in the lives of Italian women saints beginning in the fourteenth century; it is difficult to tell whether the Catherine story influenced these women or their mystical piety influenced the hagiographers who wrote about Catherine].
Source: Visions of Holiness: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Italy.   Edited by Andrew Ladis and Shelley E. Zuraw .   Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2001. Magistra , 7., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 21 - 36.
Year of Publication: 2001.

5. Record Number: 6082
Title : Literary Collaboration in the "Life of Umiliana dei Cerchi" [The author explores the role of the narrator in Vito da Cortona's "Life" of Umiliana, an affluent Florentine widow who lived a religious life in her father's house].
Source: Magistra , 7., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 5 - 22.
Year of Publication: 2001.

6. Record Number: 4671
Author(s): Pasztor, Edith.
Title : Esperienza di povertà al femminile in Italia tra XII e XIV secolo [Beginning in the thirteenth century, women not born into poverty increasingly embraced that state voluntarily. Some of the noted religious women were born into poverty, but others abandoned comfortable lives to follow the poor Christ and share the lot of His poor. Religious women who depended on alms were expected to repay these offerings with their prayers].
Source: Donne e sante: Studi sulla religiosità femminile nel Medio Evo. Edith Pasztor .   Edizioni Studium, 2000. Magistra , 7., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 131 - 149. Originally published in La conversione alla povertà nell'Italia dei secoli XII- XIV. Spoleto, 1991. Pages 369-389.
Year of Publication: 2000.

7. Record Number: 3176
Author(s): Schlager, Bernard.
Title : Foundresses of the Franciscan Life: Umiliana Cerchi and Margaret of Cortona [models of sanctity for lay women from the order of penitents which became the Franciscan Third Order].
Source: Viator , 29., ( 1998):  Pages 141 - 166.
Year of Publication: 1998.

8. Record Number: 6620
Author(s): Storini, Monica Cristina.
Title : Umiliana e il suo biografo. Construzione di un' agiografia femminile fra XIII e XIV secolo [Umiliata dei Cerchi no longer is believed to have founded the Franciscan third order, but she was among its first members; her biography, Vito da Cortona, had to adapt hagiographic models since she had been married and widowed; Umiliata is described as preaching but by example rather than by words].
Source: Annali d'Italianistica , 13., ( 1995):  Pages 19 - 39. Women Mystic Writers. Edited by Dino S. Cervigni
Year of Publication: 1995.

9. Record Number: 6606
Author(s): Merlo, Grado G.
Title : Note su santità e condizione femminile nella Toscana medievale [the study of all aspects of saints and their cult has flourished in recent years; one question of great importance is why so many women saints lived in Tuscany and Umbria in the 13th and 14th centuries; these women found acceptance and support from the f
Source: Archivio Storico Italiano , 151., 555 ( 1993):  Pages 219 - 237.
Year of Publication: 1993.

10. Record Number: 8645
Author(s): Papi, Anna Benvenuti.
Title : Una santa vedova [Left a young widow with children, Umiliata declined remarriage. She passed the remainder of her life in her father’s house treated like a servant and distracted from prayer by male relatives. After her death, Umiliata’s cult was promoted by the Franciscans. Her children later favored the Franciscan convent of Santa Croce. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali. Anna Benvenuti Papi .   Herder, 1990. Archivio Storico Italiano , 151., 555 ( 1993):  Pages 59 - 98. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1990.

11. Record Number: 8647
Author(s): Papi, Anna Benvenuti.
Title : I frati e le donne [Many of the holy women of late-medieval Italy were affiliated with the mendicant orders. These women included widows and penitents, as well as nuns. These ties inspired hagiographic works written by the friars, presenting these women in an acceptable man
Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali. Anna Benvenuti Papi .   Herder, 1990. Archivio Storico Italiano , 151., 555 ( 1993):  Pages 119 - 140. Originally published as "Frati mendicanti e pinzochere in Toscana: dalla marginalità sociale a modello di santità," in Temi i problemi della mistica femminile trecentesca: XX convegno del Centro di studi sulla spiritualità medievale, Todi 14-17 ottobre 19
Year of Publication: 1990.