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Author Arthur, Kathleen G. (Kathleen Giles), 1947- author.

Title Women, art and observant Franciscan piety : Caterina Vigri and the Poor Clares in early modern Ferrara / Kathleen G. Arthur
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (244 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), plans
Series Visual and material culture, 1300-1700 ; 2
Visual and material culture, 1300-1700 ; 2.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Plates and Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The Pious Women of Corpus Christi -- 2. Building a Public Image of Piety -- 3. The Sette Armi Spirituali and its Audience -- 4. Drawing for Devotion: Sister Caterina's Breviary -- 5. Corpus Christi's Later Religious and Civic Identity -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Appendix I -- Appendix II -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The Poor Clares convent of Corpus Domini was the first home of Saint Catherine of Bologna, but after her departure, the convent reinvented itself as a noblewomen's retreat. In doing so, it transformed ideals of poverty, humility and women's education. This book, grounded in archival research and close examination of artworks from the convent, explores the visual culture and social history of an early modern Franciscan women's community. Its careful analysis yields new insights into the changing role of the community in the d'Este political and civic spheres
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-235) and index
Notes In English
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Subject Catherine, of Bologna, Saint, 1413-1463.
Este family.
Este family
Catherine, of Bologna, Saint, 1413-1463
Catherine, of Bologna, Saint, 1413-1463.
Este family.
Monastero del Corpus Domini (Ferrara, Italy)
Poor Clares -- Italy -- Ferrara -- History -- To 1500
Poor Clares.
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Italy -- History -- To 1500
Art and religion -- Italy -- Ferrara -- History -- 15th century
Women -- Religious life -- Italy -- Ferrara -- History -- To 1500
Nuns as artists -- Italy -- Ferrara
ART -- History -- Renaissance.
Art and religion.
Monasticism and religious orders for women.
Women -- Religious life.
Stiftung
Nuns as artists.
Architektur
Ausstattung
Christliche Kunst
Klosteranlage
Ferrara (Italy) -- Religious life and customs
Italy.
Italy -- Ferrara.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018429783
ISBN 9789048534999
9048534992
9048551390
9789048551392
Other Titles Caterina Vigri and the Poor Clares in early modern Ferrara