Monastic Women and Religious Orders in Late Medieval Bologna

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Sherri Franks Johnson explores the roles of religious women in the changing ecclesiastical and civic structure of late medieval Bologna, demonstrating how convents negotiated a place in their urban context and in the church at large. During this period Bologna was the most important city in the Papal States after Rome. Using archival records from nunneries in the city, Johnson argues that communities of religious women varied in the extent to which they sought official recognition from the male authorities of religious ...

Monastic Women and Religious Orders in Late Medieval Bologna 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107060852

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