Images of Medieval Sanctity: Essays in Honour of Gary

This volume's essays jointly supply a wealthy research of the belief of sanctity and its many medieval manifestations throughout time (fifth via 15th centuries) and in several geographical destinations (England, Scotland, France, Italy, the Low international locations) from a number of disciplinary views.

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11 On Raymond as the author of Agnes’s vita, see Nocentini, “Introduzione,” pp. xii–xx. 12 Alberto Zucchi published three articles in which he sought to establish Dominican patronage of Agnes’s foundation, even though the order did not have a permanent locum or conventum in Montepulciano: “I Domenicani a Montepulciano,” Memorie Domenicane 10 maiju lehmijoki-gardner nearby Orvieto did offer some religious assistance to the community during the Àrst half of the fourteenth century, for Fra Giovanni Bonum’s obituary of 1330, included in the Chronicle of St.

Illuminata Bembo’s life of Catherine Vigri of Bologna, Specchio di Illuminazione, was edited by Silvia Mostaccio (Florence, 2001). 3 This focus on women’s indirect involvement in the writing of the vitae is akin to Katherine Gill’s approach in her indispensable article, “Women and Production of Religious Literature in the Vernacular, 1300–1500,” in E. , Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: Religious and Artistic Renaissance (Philadelphia, 1994), pp. 64–104. She argued that the emergence of late medieval the women behind their saints 7 Nuns and Laywomen: Shared Concerns Scholarship on Dominican women has a few peculiar geographical biases that have contributed to an awkward imbalance between the study of Italian nuns and the area’s female penitents.

14 What is clear, though, is that the fate of Agnes’s community rested on the success of the cult of its founder. In an awkward maneuver, the community’s original name, Santa Maria Novella, was summarily dropped. In the aforementioned passage from the Chronicle of St. Dominic of Orvieto, written before 1350, the nuns were vaguely referred to instead as the ladies of Saint Agnes (dominae Sancte Agnetis). 15 Raymond’s obscure references to the monasterium or monasterium S. Agnetis in his later texts16 contributed 51 (1934), 251–54; “L’Ordine Domenicano a Montepulciano,” Memorie Domenicane 61 (1944), 6–19; and “Gli Ospizi Domenicani in Toscana,” Memorie Domenicane 62 (1945), 10–19.

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