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Author Monson, Craig (Craig A.)

Title Nuns behaving badly : tales of music, magic, art, and arson in the convents of Italy / Craig A. Monson.

Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  271.90045 MONS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dangerous enchantments: what the inquisitor found, San Lorenzo (Bologna, 1584) -- Spinsters, silkworms, and a flight in Flagrante, San Niccolo di Strozzi (Reggio Calabria, 1673) -- Perilous patronage: generosity and jealousy, Santa Maria Nuova (Bologna, 1646-80) -- Slipping through the cracks: a convent's porous walls, Santa Maria degli Angeli (Pavia, 1651-75) -- Nights at the opera: the travels and travails of Christina Cavazza, Santa Cristina della Fondazza (Bologna, 1708-35).
Summary Witchcraft. Arson. Going AWOL. Some nuns in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy strayed far from the paradigms of monastic life. Cloistered in convents, subjected to stifling hierarchy, repressed, and occasionally persecuted by their male superiors, these women circumvented authority in sometimes extraordinary ways. But tales of their transgressions have long been buried in the Vatican Secret Archive. That is, until now.
Subject Nuns -- Italy -- Conduct of life -- History -- 16th century.
Nuns -- Italy -- Conduct of life -- History -- 17th century.
Convents -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Convents -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Women -- Italy -- Social conditions -- History -- 16th century.
Women -- Italy -- Social conditions -- History -- 17th century.
Music in convents -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Music in convents -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Catholic Church.
Social conditions.
Case studies.
History, Pre-1801.
Overseas item.
ISBN 9780226534619 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226534618 (cloth : alk. paper)