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14th-Century Women Writers - Christine de Pizan, Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, Bridget of Sweden, Gertrude the Great, Christina Ebner (Paperback) Loot Price: R369 Discovery Miles 3 690
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14th-Century Women Writers - Christine de Pizan, Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, Bridget of Sweden, Gertrude the Great, Christina Ebner (Paperback)

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Chapters: Christine de Pizan, Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, Bridget of Sweden, Gertrude the Great, Christina Ebner, Catherine of Vadstena, Gangadevi. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 48. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D, (25 March 1347 29 April 1380) was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the Papacy back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. She was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1970. She is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with Francis of Assisi. Caterina Benincasa was born in Siena, Italy, to Giacomo di Benincasa, a clothdyer who ran his enterprise with the help of his sons, and Lapa Piagenti, possibly daughter of a local poet. The house where Catherine grew up is still in existence. Born in 1347, she arrived when the black death struck the area; Siena was badly ravaged. Lapa was about forty years old when she prematurely gave birth to twin daughters, Catherine and Giovanna. Lapa had already had 22 children, but half of them had died. Giovanna was handed over to a wetnurse, and presently died, whereas Catherine was nursed by her mother, and developed into a healthy child. She was two years old when Lapa had her 25th child, another daughter to be named Giovanna. Catherine claimed to have had her first vision of Christ when she was age five or six. He smiled at her, blessed her and left her in ecstasy. At age seven she vowed chastity, but that was not unusual among girls at the time, and they were not supposed to keep the vow once they reached puberty. A girl was regarded as marriageable at twelve, which implied that she took an interest in wearing make-up and bleaching and curling her hair. Cat...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=747

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Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
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Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-13731-5
Barcode: 9781155137315
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LSN: 1-155-13731-0

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