Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 10140
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mengel , David C.
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  • Title: From Venice to Jerusalem and Beyond: Milíc of Kromeríz and the Topography of Prostitution in Fourteenth Century Prague [Milíc, a preacher and reformer, established a complex of buildings for a community of repentant prostitutes and preaching clerics in an area known as Venice that had formerly included the city's leading public brothel. The community, named Jerusalem, did not have a long life with Pope Gregory XI condemming Milíc in July 1374 and the emperor Charles IV signing Jerusalem over to the Cistercians in December of that year. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Speculum 79, 2 (April 2004): Pages 407 - 442.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Cities and Towns Houses of Prostitution Jan Milic of Kromeriz, Canon and Theologian Lay Piety Prague, Prague, Czech Republic- House of Repentant Prostitutes Preaching Prostitutes Public Space Visitations, Official Visits by Religious Superiors Women in Re
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  • Geographic Area: Eastern Europe
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Two maps. Map One Topography of prostitution in later fourteenth century Prague. Map Two Jerusalem and the sacred topography of Prague showing the locationsof parish churches, religious houses, collegiate churces, and synagogues.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134