The Resource Aspiring saints : pretense of holiness, Inquisition, and gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750, Anne Jacobson Schutte

Aspiring saints : pretense of holiness, Inquisition, and gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750, Anne Jacobson Schutte

Label
Aspiring saints : pretense of holiness, Inquisition, and gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750
Title
Aspiring saints
Title remainder
pretense of holiness, Inquisition, and gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750
Statement of responsibility
Anne Jacobson Schutte
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1618 and 1750, sixteen people & mdash;nine women and seven men & mdash;were brought to the attention of the ecclesiastical authorities in Venice because they were reporting visions, revelations, and special privileges from heaven. All were investigated, and most were put on trial by the Holy Office of the Inquisition on a charge of heresy under various rubrics that might be translated as "pretense of holiness." Anne Jacobson Schutte looks closely at the institutional, cultural, and religious contexts that gave rise to the phenomenon of visionaries in Venice. To explain the worldview of the prosecutors as well as the prosecuted, Schutte examines inquisitorial trial dossiers, theological manuals, spiritual treatises, and medical works that shaped early modern Italians' understanding of the differences between orthodox Catholic belief and heresy. In particular, she demonstrates that socially constructed assumptions about males and females affected how the Inquisition treated the accused parties. The women charged with heresy were non-elites who generally claimed to experience ecstatic visions and receive messages; the men were usually clergy who responded to these women without claiming any supernatural experience themselves. Because they "should have known better," the men were judged more harshly by authorities. Placing the events in a context larger than just the inquisitorial process, Aspiring Saints sheds new light on the history of religion, the dynamics of gender relations, and the ambiguous boundary between sincerity and pretense in early modern Italy
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
272/.2/094531
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1723
LC item number
.S38 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Aspiring saints : pretense of holiness, Inquisition, and gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750, Anne Jacobson Schutte
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Twelve true stories? -- The Roman Inquisition in Venice -- "Little women" and discernment of spirits -- From study to courtroom -- Refashioning "true" holiness -- Sorceresses, witches, and inquisitors -- Healers of the soul -- Healers of the body -- Rings and other things -- Time and space -- Sex and gender -- Pretense?
Control code
ocm51481173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801876868
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b24843775
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51481173
  • pebcs0801865484

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