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dc.creatorChapman, Jean Chandler Glass
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-07T19:06:24Z
dc.date.created2011
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/23108
dc.descriptionThesis; [FULL-TEXT RESTRICTED TO WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY LOGIN]en_US
dc.descriptionJean Chandler Glass Chapman is a member of the Class of 2011 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn his Book on the Life of the Widow, written in 1491, Savonarola takes into account the realities of a widow's situation, and categorizes women based upon their desires and their options. He does not condemn those who choose to marry for legitimate reasons, though he constantly promotes the ideal of the " true widow." The beauty of the state of widowhood, according to Savonarola, lies in the woman's'freedom, though not her freedom to do whatever she wills or to become an independent woman within society. Rather, widows are particularly fortunate individuals, since by their husbands' deaths they have been liberated from the requirements of marriage and all the trappings of worldly life that would keep them from God. They are now free to serve God entirely. For Savonarola, this type of freedom takes the form of solitude. A widowed woman must embrace her freedom by freeing herself from the world and fully devoting herself to God-this is the aim of the life of the "true widow." [From the Introduction]en_US
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Honors in Medieval and Renaissance Studiesen_US
dc.titleSavonarola's widows : chastity and piety in quattrocento Florence (thesis)en_US
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dc.rights.holderChapman, Jean Chandler Glass
dc.subject.fastWidowsen_US
dc.subject.fastSavonarola, Girolamo, 1452-1498en_US
dc.subject.fastSolitudeen_US
dc.subject.fastPietyen_US
dc.subject.fastItaly -- Florenceen_US
dc.subject.fastChastity -- Religious aspectsen_US


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