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FT-54236-06
Convent Architecture in Renaissance Florence
Saundra Weddle, Drury University

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The Chronicle of Le Murate (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series, 12) (Book)
Title: The Chronicle of Le Murate (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series, 12)
Author: Sister Giustina Niccolini
Abstract: This chronicle, completed by Sister Giustina Niccolini in 1598, is one of a small number of surviving documents that presents a nun's own interpretation and synthesis of historical events. It recounts the roughly two hundred-year history of Florence's largest convent, which attracted boarders, nuns and patrons from Italy's elite families. The manuscript also provides a rare view of life behind the enclosure walls and of the nuns' interaction with the world outside. The messy vitality of this account is an important pendant to the more formal and predictable convent chronicles that dominate the genre.
Year: 2011
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Type: Edited Volume
Type: Translation
ISBN: 0772721084
Translator: Saundra Weddke
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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