Franciscan Women Internet Guide - A Scholarly Resource
This web database aims at providing in-depth information on Poor Clares, female
Franciscan Tertiaries and aligned groups from the thirteenth through the
eighteenth centuries. More...
Search the Database
For a quick search of the Franciscan Women database, type a name, word, or
phrase into the search field. For the time being, the search is limited to
women, convents, and scholars (all by name), and studies (by citation);
however, in the near future, the search function will be expanded to include
the entire database.
Franciscan Women: the Bibliography
The Franciscan Women bibliography currently has over 5,000 entries, and can be
browsed either by citation (alphabetically), by keyword, or by scholar name.
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Search by Keyword
Search by Scholar
Franciscan Women: an Encyclopedia
Most names will appear first in their English forms (for example Clare, Joan,
Margaret, Maria etc.). In some cases, other forms have been preferred
(Claire/Chiara, Jeanne, Marguerita, Marie etc.). The user is advised to check
for these latter forms if the English form does not show up in the list.
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Search Women by Name
A monasticon of convents and communities
(13th to 18th centuries)
Convents are sorted first by country and then by region. If you are looking for
a specific convent, please consider using the quick search function at the top
of the page.
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Search Convents by Country
Important Internet Links
Medieval Women and Gender Index
Franciscan Authors, 13th – 18th
Century, a Catalogue in Progress
écrits féminins non-fictionnels du Moyen Âge au XVIIIe siècle, Un inventaire
Other Women’s Voices.
Translations of women's writing before 1700
Poor Clare Bibliography
The On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Writers and Feminist Criticism, Internet Resources