Author: Gerard Pieter Freeman
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Nuovi contributi documentari sugli inizi del movimento clariano
"The history of the Franciscan female only knows two variants: the first is that of the Franciscan tradition with stories about Francis, who founded convents and monasteries ... The second is the modern version, which is the central unifying power of Ugolino: he would have destroyed the voluntary initiatives of women , forcing them into seclusion ... I am for a historiography in which the sisters - who are poor or rich, or related to Chiara Ugolino - are at the center. I absolutely preferred sources that bring words of the sisters. In a second step is to consider other sources. Comparing these sources may emerge coincidences, differences and "cross-links", in other words, it becomes possible to make history".
The studies presented in this book come from these beliefs, the author, for the first time published in Italian, it has some new documents or poorly studied from the beginning of the ordo sancti Damiani placing them in their historical context. From the study of documents, and the observation that not all documents exist yet been studied, the perception arises that not everything has already been said about the origins and developments of the movement Clare .