Life and Death in a Venetian Convent: The Chronicle and

Life and Death in a Venetian Convent: The Chronicle and Necrology of Corpus Domini, 1395-1436 ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ Life and Death in a Venetian Convent: The Chronicle and Necrology of Corpus Domini, 1395-1436 By Bartolomea Riccoboni ➝ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk These works by Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni offer an intimate portrait of the women who inhabited the Venetian convent of Corpus Domini where they shared a religious life bounded physically by the conv These works by Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni Death in MOBI ï offer an intimate portrait of the women who inhabited the Venetian convent of Corpus Domini where they shared a religious life bounded physically by the convent wall and organized temporally by the rhythms of work and worship At the same time they show how this cloistered community vibrated with news of the great ecclesiastical events of the Life and ePUB ´ day such as the Great Western Schism and the Council of ConstanceWhile the chronicle recounts the history of the nuns' collective life the necrology provides highly individualized biographies of nearly fifty women who died in the convent between and We follow the fascinating stories that led these women from adolescent girls to elderly widows to join the convent; and we learn of and Death in PDF/EPUB ¾ their cultural backgrounds and intellectual accomplishments their ascetic practices and mystical visions their charity and devotion to each other and their fortitude in the face of illness and deathThe personal and social meaning of religious devotion comes alive in these texts the first of their kind to be translated into English.


4 thoughts on “Life and Death in a Venetian Convent: The Chronicle and Necrology of Corpus Domini, 1395-1436

  1. Siria Siria says:

    This is a really fascinating example of a convent chronicle and necrology—a record kept by a Venetian nun living at the end of the 14thbeginning of the 15th centuries of her community's history and the pious deaths of the nuns who lived there Not only does this show us medieval female religious documenting their own history and actively involved in shaping their own identity we also see them interested and engaged in both ecclesiastical and secular politics Sister Bartolomea tells us frustratingly little about her background and I would love to have seen about the day to day life of the convent but what we do get is wonderful—an elderly sister hobbling along to choir with the use of a cane; another sister preparing medicinal syrups for the others to drink Bornstein's translation is clear and accessible and makes this a wonderful source to use particularly in an undergrad class


  2. Thomas Thomas says:

    An extraordinary voice comes through in this history and necrology essentially obituaries by Sr Bartolomea a nun living in the Corpus Domini convent of Venice Her chronicles of the founding of the convent and the trials of the years of the three popes offer a uniue perspective on history and her brief accounts of the lives and deaths of her sisters and others provide vivid portraits of holy life The editor's introduction is good The series introduction is feminist twaddle and should be skipped by those not in need of an ipecac


  3. Tim Mcmahon Tim Mcmahon says:

    The actual text from sister Riccoboni is great the translator and editors however try to make it fit their preconceived gender narrative that all women in the Middle Ages were victims the text does not support that though Read the chronicle and skip the intro chapters you will get a great insight her on everyday life and wider events such as the Western Schism


  4. University of Chicago Magazine University of Chicago Magazine says:

    Daniel Bornstein AM'77 PhD'85Editor and translatorFrom our pages Oct00 Bornstein translates Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni's accounts of worship and work inside the convent and gives in depth portraits of nearly 50 women who joined the community of nuns


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