Franciscan Web

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...


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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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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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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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Asia Middle/Eastern Europe (including the Near East)
Austria and Switzerland Portugal
British Isles Scandinavia
France Spain
Germany The Americas
Ireland The Low Countries
Italy


Important Internet Links

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Franciscan Authors, 13th – 18th Century, a Catalogue in Progress
Les écrits féminins non-fictionnels du Moyen Âge au XVIIIe siècle, Un inventaire raisonné
Other Women’s Voices. Translations of women's writing before 1700
Poor Clare Bibliography
The On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies (ORB)
Virtuelle Bibliothek Mittelalterliche Geschichte
Women Writers and Feminist Criticism, Internet Resources