Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence by Sharon T. Strocchia
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0801892929 | ISBN-13: 9780801892929 | 280 pages | PDF | 1,9 MB
The 15th century was a time of dramatic and decisive change for nuns and nunneries in Florence. In the course of that century, the city’s convents evolved from small, semiautonomous communities to large civic institutions. By 1552, roughly one in eight Florentine women lived in a religious community.