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The Resource Immodest acts : the life of a lesbian nun in Renaissance Italy, Judith C. Brown

Immodest acts : the life of a lesbian nun in Renaissance Italy, Judith C. Brown

Label
Immodest acts : the life of a lesbian nun in Renaissance Italy
Title
Immodest acts
Title remainder
the life of a lesbian nun in Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
Judith C. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The discovery of the fascinating and richly documented story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, Abbess of the Convent of the Mother of God, by Judith C. Brown was an event of major historical importance. Not only is the story revealed in Immodest Acts that of the rise and fall of a powerful woman in a church community and a record of the life of a religious visionary, it is also the earliest documentation of lesbianism in modern Western history. Born of well-to-do parents, Benedetta Carlini entered the convent at the age of nine. At twenty-three, she began to have visions of both a religious and erotic nature. Benedetta was elected abbess due largely to these visions, but later aroused suspicions by claiming to have had supernatural contacts with Christ. During the course of an investigation, church authorities not only found that she had faked her visions and stigmata, but uncovered evidence of a lesbian affair with another nun, Bartolomeo. The story of the relationship between the two nuns and of Benedetta's fall from an abbess to an outcast is revealed in surprisingly candid archival documents and retold here with a fine sense of drama."--Amazon.ca
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Judith C.,
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4705.C3134
LC item number
B76 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the history of sexuality
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carlini, Benedetta
  • Carlini, Benedetta
  • Carlini, Benedetta
  • Carlini, Benedetta
  • Lesbian nuns
  • Nuns
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians
  • Women
  • Renaissance
  • Nuns
  • Lesbian nuns
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians
  • Renaissance
  • Women
  • Italy
  • Nonnen
  • Lesbiennes
  • Mystiek
  • Renaissance
  • Nuns
  • Lesbianisme
  • Vie religieuse et monastique féminine
  • Lesbiennes
  • Sexualité féminine
  • Religieuses lesbiennes
  • couvent
Label
Immodest acts : the life of a lesbian nun in Renaissance Italy, Judith C. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-206) 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
Contents
The family -- The convent -- The nun -- The first investigation -- The second investigation
Control code
11842557
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780195036756
Lccn
85005031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)11842557
Label
Immodest acts : the life of a lesbian nun in Renaissance Italy, Judith C. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-206) 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
Contents
The family -- The convent -- The nun -- The first investigation -- The second investigation
Control code
11842557
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780195036756
Lccn
85005031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)11842557

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