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: 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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. Annali d'Italianistica , 13., ( 1995):  Pages 59 - 98. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1990.