Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy

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The discovery of the fascinating and richly documented story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, Abbess of the Convent of the Mother of God, by Judith C. Brown was an event of major historical importance. Not only is the story revealed in Immodest Acts that of the rise and fall of a powerful woman in a church community and a record of the life of a religious visionary, it is also the earliest documentation of lesbianism in modern Western history. Born of well-to-do parents, Benedetta Carlini entered the convent at the age of ...

Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy 1986, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195042252

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Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy 1985, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195036756

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