Women, Art, and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy (Hardback)
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Women, Art, and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy (Hardback)

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Hardback 290 Pages / Published: 13/10/1996
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Originally published in 1996, Women, Art, and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy situates the art made between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries for the Franciscan nuns in its historical and religious contexts. Evaluating its production from sociological and intellectual perspectives, this study also addresses the discourse between spirituality, devotional practices, and aesthetic attitudes as formalised in the construction and decoration of the women's convents and in their didactic literature. Based on a range of sources, it integrates important primary texts, such as Saint Clare's rule, poetry composed by the nuns, financial records, and family history in the analysis of paintings, sculpture, and architecture commissioned by the order. The text also synthesises theories from anthropology, women's studies, history, and literature with traditional iconographical and social approaches from art history.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521496025
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 253 x 177 x 17 mm

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