Forme di patrocinio, carità e fondazioni religiose femminili in Sicilia fra XIV e XV secolo

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In the Middle Ages the duty to fulfill the work of mercy laid especially upon women. Charity allowed them to obtain prayers and masses for themselves and their parents. After the Vespers (1282) noblewomen took an active part in the foundation and endowment of convents. At the end of the XIII century Marchisia Prefolio founded in Agrigento the Cistercian convent of Santo Spirito. In 1310 Benvenuta Mastrangelo , widow of Guglielmo Aldobrandeschi, Earl of Santafiora, ordered to found the convent of Santa Caterina.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAutoridad, poder e influencia. Mujeres que hacen historia
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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