By Sherri Franks Johnson

ISBN-10: 1107060850

ISBN-13: 9781107060852

ISBN-10: 1107639700

ISBN-13: 9781107639706

Sherri Franks Johnson explores the jobs of non secular ladies within the altering ecclesiastical and civic constitution of past due medieval Bologna, demonstrating how convents negotiated a spot of their city context and within the church at huge. in this interval Bologna used to be an important urban within the Papal States after Rome. utilizing archival files from nunneries within the urban, Johnson argues that groups of spiritual ladies diversified within the volume to which they sought professional attractiveness from the male professionals of non secular orders. whereas a few nunneries felt that it was once very important to their non secular existence to achieve reputation from priests and friars, others have been content material to stay neighborhood and self sustaining. In a interval frequently defined as an period of decline and the marginalization of spiritual girls, Johnson exhibits as an alternative that they observed themselves as energetic members of their non secular orders, within the wider church and of their neighborhood communities.

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