Women, art and observant Franciscan piety : Caterina Vigri and the Poor Clares in early modern Ferrara / Kathleen G. Arthur.
- Other Title:
- Caterina Vigri and the Poor Clares in early modern Ferrara
- Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 
- Visual and material culture, 1300-1700
Visual and material culture, 1300-1700
244 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm.
- Catherine, of Bologna, Saint, 1413-1463.
Monastero del Corpus Domini (Ferrara, Italy).
Poor Clares -- Italy -- Ferrara -- History -- To 1500.
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.
Ferrara (Italy) -- Religious life and customs.
Nuns as artists -- Italy -- Ferrara.
- Local subjects:
- Vigri, Caterina. (search)
- 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.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -235) and index.
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