Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church: Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance

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In a work based on a meticulous analysis of sources, many of them previously unexplored, Catherine M. Mooney upends the received account of Clare of Assisi's founding of the Order of San Damiano, or Poor Clares. Mooney offers instead a stark counternarrative: Clare, her sisters of San Damiano, and their allies struggled against a papal program bent on regimenting, enriching, and enclosing religious women in the thirteenth century, a program that proved largely successful. Mooney demonstrates that Clare (1194-1253) ...

Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church: Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance 2016, University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780812248173

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