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264 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719072925


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Saints and cities in medieval Italy

Diana Webb

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Sources MUP

  • Makes available, in full and for the first time in English, sources which shed light on both the religious and the social life of the medieval Italian cities
  • These saints were lay people, not priests, monks or nuns, and they include two contrasting women: Umiliana of Florence (a widow with children) and the 'servant-saint' Zita of Lucca
  • Will enhance understanding of how men and women tried to live the religious life in a particular social setting
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