Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7875
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lehmijoki-Gardner , Maiju.
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  • Title: Writing Religious Rules as an Interactive Process: Dominican Penitent Women and the Making of Their "Regula" [In the fifteenth century, when the Dominican Order adopted their affiliated groups of penitent women officially, Thomas Caffarini rewrote the history of that association to make it appear more coherent. In fact, the relationship was informal; and these women and their patrons needed to lobby the friars for attention. Thus the original rule granted by Munio of Zamora was informal, given in response to these women. Once the order adopted the penitents more formally, they lost much of their initiative to the friars, whose histories of the movement buried traces of women's activities. Appendicies present the Latin text of Munio's "Ordinationes" written in 1286 for penitent women in Orvieto and a listing that compares the chapter headings in the "Ordinationes" with those in the "Tractatus," the Dominican penitent rule circa 1402-1405. Title note supplied by Feminae]
  • Source: Speculum 79, 3 (July 2004): Pages 660 - 687.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Caffarini, Tommaso, Dominican Friar and Hagiographer Catherine of Siena, Saint Dominican Order Giovanna of Orvieto, Dominican Penitent Lay Piety Munio of Zamora, Dominican Master General Penitents Raymond of Capua, Confessor of Saint Catherine of Siena Re
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Helsinki and Loyola College Baltimore
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134