Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7848
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Debby , Nirit Ben-Aryeh
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  • Title: The Preacher as Women's Mentor [Although a preacher like the Dominican Observant Giovanni Dominici guided women's lives, his audience also influenced him. Dominici's sermons praised the patriarchal family and procreation, while decrying all extramarital sex. He also criticized girls who became nuns for the wrong reasons, including the lack of a suitable husband. Dominici shared the misogyny of his age, but he showed an intimate awareness of women's situations and concerns. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Preacher, Sermon and Audience in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Carolyn Muessig.  Brill, 2002.  Pages 229 - 254.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bernardino da Siena, Theologian and Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Florence Giovanni Dominici, Dominican Vicar General Lay Piety Nuns Obizzi, Bartolomea degli, a Pious Lay Woman Preaching Spiritual Care
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Haifa and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9004114165