Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Female Patronage of Vernacular Religious Works in Fifteenth-Century Castile: Aristocratic Women and Their Confessors [The author examines four texts and the relationships between their female patrons and their authors/confessors as represented by Hernando de Talavera's "Colación de cómo se deben renovar en las ánimas todos los fieles cristianos en el tiempo de adviento" [Sermon on How All Faithful Christians Must Be Renewed in Their Souls during Advent] and "Tractado de loores de sant Juan evangelista" [Treatise in Praise of Saint John the Evangelist] for Queen Isabella la Catolica and Juan Lopez's "Historias que comprenden toda la vida de Nuestra Señora" [Histories that Include the Entire Life of Our Lady] and "Evangelios moralizados" [The Gospels Sermonized] for Leonor Pimentel, Countess of Plasencia. Surtz argues that the authors/confessors are in part concerned with establishing hierarchies of gender and spiritual authority and emphasize traditional models of female behavior. Surtz points out that neither female patron curtailed her active involvement in politics as a result of these devotional directives. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature.  Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson, and Nancy Bradley Warren.  The New Middle Ages series. Palgrave, 2002.  Pages 263 - 282.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Confessors Countesses Devotional Literature Hernando de Talavera, Archbishop of Granada and Confessor to Isabella I la Catolica- Colacion de Como se Deben Renovar en las Animas Todos los Fieles Cristianos en el Tiempo de Adviento Hernando de Talavera, Arc
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  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312293852