Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16286
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Papi , Anna Benvenuti.
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  • Title: Padri spirituali [The mendicant movement coincided with an increase in the number of penitent women living in the world. Friars frequently became confessors and spiritual guides for these women. Friars advised them how to lead a spiritual life outside the cloister without yielding to temptation or becoming suspected of heresy. Writers like Francesco da Barberino were critical of these close ties between religious and uncloistered. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali.Anna Benvenuti Papi.  Herder, 1990.  Pages 205 - 246. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Confessors Florence Francesco da Barberino, Author Giovanni delle Celle, Confessor of Domitilla, Vallombrosan Nun and Mystic Lay Piety Penitents Simone de Cascina, Dominican Preacher and Author Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8885876129