This paper aims to explore a recurrent topos in the Vitae of the female lay saints of medieval Italy: that of the family conflicts raised by the habit of these women of renouncing female vanities. The tension between marital control of female appearance and social expectations on the subject of embellishments on one hand, and rules set up by morals and canon law on the other will be described, enlightening the importance of female vanities as an instrument for the representation of social position in late medieval Italy. Surrendering Female

Getting Naked for God: Social and Juridical Implications of Renouncing Female Vanities in the Vitae of Mystics of Medieval Italy / Boldrini, Federica. - (2020), pp. 1-15.

Getting Naked for God: Social and Juridical Implications of Renouncing Female Vanities in the Vitae of Mystics of Medieval Italy

federica boldrini
2020

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This paper aims to explore a recurrent topos in the Vitae of the female lay saints of medieval Italy: that of the family conflicts raised by the habit of these women of renouncing female vanities. The tension between marital control of female appearance and social expectations on the subject of embellishments on one hand, and rules set up by morals and canon law on the other will be described, enlightening the importance of female vanities as an instrument for the representation of social position in late medieval Italy. Surrendering Female
978-2-503-59065-3
Getting Naked for God: Social and Juridical Implications of Renouncing Female Vanities in the Vitae of Mystics of Medieval Italy / Boldrini, Federica. - (2020), pp. 1-15.
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