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The Resource Clare of Assisi and the thirteenth-century Church : religious women, rules and resistance, Catherine M. Mooney

Clare of Assisi and the thirteenth-century Church : religious women, rules and resistance, Catherine M. Mooney

Label
Clare of Assisi and the thirteenth-century Church : religious women, rules and resistance
Title
Clare of Assisi and the thirteenth-century Church
Title remainder
religious women, rules and resistance
Statement of responsibility
Catherine M. Mooney
Title variation
Clare of Assisi and the 13th century Church
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a work based on a meticulous analysis of sources, many of them previously unexplored, Catherine M. Mooney upends the received account of Clare of Assisi's founding of the Order of San Damiano, or Poor Clares. Mooney offers instead a stark counternarrative: Clare, her sisters of San Damiano, and their allies struggled against a papal program bent on regimenting, enriching, and enclosing religious women in the thirteenth century, a program that proved largely successful. Mooney demonstrates that Clare (1194-1253) established a single community that was soon cajoled, perhaps even coerced, into joining an order previously founded by the papacy. Artfully renaming it after Clare's San Damiano with Clare as its putative mother, Pope Gregory IX enhanced his order's cachet by associating it also with Clare's famous friend, Francis of Assisi. Mooney traces how Clare and her allies in other houses attempted to follow Francis's directives rather than the pope's, divested themselves of property against the pope's orders, and organized in an attempt to change papal rule; and she shows how, after Francis's death, the women's relationships with the Franciscans themselves grew similarly fraught. Clare's pursuit of her vision proved relentless: at the time of her death, she newly identified her community as the Order of Poor Sisters and allied it unambiguously with Francis and his friars. Overturning another myth, Mooney reveals how only in the late nineteenth century did Clare come to be known as the sole author of a rule she had written collaboratively with others. Throughout, the story of Clare and her sisters emerges as a chapter in the long history of women who tried to define their religious identities within a Church more committed to unity and conformity than to diversity and difference"--Dust jacket
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BTCTA
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Mooney, Catherine M
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700 .C6
LC item number
M66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
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  • Clare
  • Clare
  • Poor Clares
  • Poor Clares
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Monastic and religious life of women
  • Monastic and religious life of women
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
Label
Clare of Assisi and the thirteenth-century Church : religious women, rules and resistance, Catherine M. Mooney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
950955789
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780812248173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950955789
Label
Clare of Assisi and the thirteenth-century Church : religious women, rules and resistance, Catherine M. Mooney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
950955789
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780812248173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950955789

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