Women, Art, and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy by Jeryldene M. WoodWomen, Art, and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy by Jeryldene M. Wood

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

byJeryldene M. Wood

Paperback | June 30, 2011

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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 among spirituality, devotional practices, and aesthetic attitudes as formalized in the construction and decoration of the women's convents and in their didactic literature.
Title:Women, Art, and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.59 inPublished:June 30, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521294894

ISBN - 13:9780521294898

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Table of Contents

1. Clara, Claris, Praeclara; 2. Within the walls; 3. Piccarda's convent; 4. A network of nuns; 5. Vision and ecstasy; Epilogue.

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"Wood's Women, Art, and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy is a slight, elegant treatise on nuns in late medieval and Renaissance Italy who were very much agents of their own religious milieu. Wood's graceful explication of texts, art, and architecture is a model for historians and art historians alike. Her literate style...should be copied by dissertation-writers everywhere." Lisa M. Bitel, Journal of Women's History