Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16279
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Papi , Anna Benvenuti.
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  • Title: Cellane e recluse [The documentation is scarce for Italian recluses until the 13th century. The earliest of these penitent women adopted the life styles of male hermits, including the Vallombrosans and Camaldolese. These women usually were situated in towns or cities, and they might have cells attached to churches. Some were affiliated with established orders, but others wore the habits of the newly-created orders of friars. Originally printed as "Velut in sepulchro: cellane e recluse nella tradizione agiografica italiana," in Culto dei santi e classi sociali in età preindustriale, edited by S. Boesch-Gajano and L. Sebastiani (L.U. Japadre Editore,1984). Pages 367-455. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali.Anna Benvenuti Papi.  Herder, 1990.  Pages 305 - 402. Originally printed as "Velut in sepulchro: cellane e recluse nella tradizione agiografica italiana," in Culto dei santi e classi sociali in età preindustriale, edited by S. Boesch-Gajano and L. Sebastiani (L.U. Japadre Editore,1984). Pages 367-455.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Camaldolese Order Chelidonia, Recluse and Saint Gherardesca of Pisa, Recluse Giovanna of Signa, Recluse and Saint Giunta Bevegnati, Franciscan and Hagiographer Hagiography Margaret of Cortona, Franciscan Penitent and Saint Penitents Peter Damian, Theologi
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8885876129