Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A Religious and Artistic Renaissance

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Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy is a collection of essays on the flowering of women's participation in the religious and artistic life of Italy from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries. It brings together scholars of religious studies, history, literature, music, fine arts, and philosophy from both Italy and the United States. Several essays document and discuss new discoveries, such as the extraordinary collection of musical compositions written by women in Bologna and Milan in the ...
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Overview

Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy is a collection of essays on the flowering of women's participation in the religious and artistic life of Italy from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries. It brings together scholars of religious studies, history, literature, music, fine arts, and philosophy from both Italy and the United States. Several essays document and discuss new discoveries, such as the extraordinary collection of musical compositions written by women in Bologna and Milan in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the convent theater of sixteenth-century Tuscany. Other essays, in contrast, offer new interpretations of well-known figures such as Catherine of Siena and Angela of Foligno, or radical new assessments of the early modern debates over concepts of women's sanctity and the boundaries between holiness and heresy. E. Ann Matter and John Coakley and the contributors to this volume richly demonstrate that women in the late Middle Ages and early modern period were able to carve out creative space, most successfully in the religious sphere. They show that women did indeed speak with a creative voice in this period, and furthermore, that they were not entirely defined and limited by their marginality.
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Italian and American scholars from a wide range of fields offer 14 essays on the flowering of women's participation in Italy's artistic and religious life from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Some discuss new material such the recently discovered collection of women's music compositions, while other provide original perspectives on well know figures such as Catherine of Siena. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812232363
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Series: Middle Ages Series
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Women's Creativity in Religious Context 1
2 The Feminine Mind in Medieval Mysticism 19
3 The Authorial Role of Brother A. in the Composition of Angela of Foligno's Revelations 34
4 Women and the Production of Religious Literature in the Vernacular, 1300-1500 64
5 Urban Spaces, Women's Networks, and the Lay Apostolate in the Siena of Catherine Benincasa 105
6 Chiara Gambacorta of Pisa as Patroness of the Arts 120
7 Piety and Patronage: Women and the Early Jesuits 157
8 Per Speculum in Enigmate: Failed Saints, Artists, and Self-Construction of the Female Body in Early Modern Italy 185
9 The Commentary on the Rule of Clare of Assisi by Maria Domitilla Galluzzi 201
10 The Mystic Humanism of Maria Maddalena de'Pazzi (1566-1607) 212
11 Ursula and Catherine: The Marriage of Virgins in the Sixteenth Century 237
12 Suor Maria Clemente Ruoti, Playwright and Academician 281
13 The Making of Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana's Componimenti Musicali (1623) 297
14 Four Views of Milanese Nuns' Music 324
Notes on the Contributors 343
Index of Modern Authors 345
General Index 351
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