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Women of the Humiliati

A Moral Response to Medieval Civic Life

By Sally Brasher

Routledge – 2003 – 164 pages

Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

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    June 16th 2009
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    August 19th 2003

Description

This book examines the contribution of women to the Humiliati movement, providing original archival evidence indicating that women dominated the group's membership. These findings have implications for both women's spirituality and women's work, correcting the received opinion that the patriarchal nature of Italian society and of the church limited the institutional options available to women. It also suggests that women found innovative ways to participate in the increasingly restrictive textile industry of the region. This work provides a glimpse at the novel ways in which women in medieval Italy were able to satisfy their spiritual and economic needs within the confines of a male-dominated church and society.

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Description: By Sally Brasher. This book examines the contribution of women to the Humiliati movement, providing original archival evidence indicating that women dominated the group's membership. These findings have implications for both women's spirituality and...
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