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The privilege of poverty : Clare of Assisi, Agnes of Prague, and the struggle for a Franciscan rule for women

Author: Joan Mueller
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early in the thirteenth century a young woman named Clare was so moved by the teachings of Francis of Assisi that she renounced her possessions, vowing to live a life of radical poverty. Today Clare is remembered for her relationship with Francis, but her own dedication to poverty and her struggle to gain papal approval for a Franciscan Rule for women is a fascinating story that has not received the attention it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Clare, of Assisi Saint; Agnes, Princess of Bohemia; Klara av Assisi, helgon; Agnes, prinsessa av Böhmen; Agnes, Princess of Bohemia; Clare, of Assisi Saint; Klara, von Assisi; Agnes, von Böhmen; Claire d'Assise, (sainte ;; Agnès de Bohème, (sainte ;; Klara, von Assisi.; Agnes, von Böhmen.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Mueller
ISBN: 0271028939 9780271028934 9780271027692 027102769X
OCLC Number: 63390636
Description: x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Clare: the beginnings --
The privilege of having nothing --
Agnes of Prague --
Agnes's privilege of poverty --
Innocent IV --
The rule of Saint Clare --
Epilogue: Agnes of Prague after Clare's death.
Responsibility: Joan Mueller.
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"Early in the thirteenth century a young woman named Clare was so moved by the teachings of Francis of Assisi that she renounced her possessions, vowing to live a life of radical poverty. Today Clare is remembered for her relationship with Francis, but her own dedication to poverty and her struggle to gain papal approval for a Franciscan Rule for women is a fascinating story that has not received the attention it deserves. In [book title], [author] tells this story, and in so doing she reshapes our understanding of early Franciscan history."--Jacket.

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