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Tuscany's Noble Treasures
Tuscany's Noble Treasures

Tuscany's Noble Treasures

Conceptualizing Female Religious Life in Medieval Italy


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​St Catherine of Siena is the best known of Tuscany’s medieval holy women, but what about those who preceded her? Over a period of less than 150 years the Tuscan hills were home to saints such as Margaret of Cortona, Clare of Montefalco and Agnes of Montepulciano, among others, all of whom contributed in their different ways to an ideal of holiness. This book explores the ways in which biographers, writers and artists have presented these women, and the part played in their conceptualization by the medieval Church and the great monastic Orders, as well as by politics and secular culture. It also looks back to the legendary saints of a more distant past and considers how those stories influenced the portrayal of later holy women, culminating in the representation of Catherine herself.


ISBN: 9781789592016
Producer: Sacristy Press
Product Code: 10085032
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 229
Release Date: 15.12.2021

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