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Title:Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Judith C. Brown
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:0195042255
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Number of Pages:224
Category:History, Non fiction, Italy, Religion, Biography, Glbt, Queer

Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by Judith C. Brown

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy 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

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