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Autobiography of an Aspiring Saint

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ISBN-10: 0226244474

ISBN-13: 9780226244471

Edition: 1996

Authors: Cecilia Ferrazzi, Anne Jacobson Schutte

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Charged by the Venetian Inquisition with the conscious and cynical feigning of holiness, Cecelia Ferrazzi (1609-1684) requested and obtained the unprecedented opportunity to defend herself through a presentation of her life story. Ferrazzi's unique inquisitorial autobiography and the transcripts of her preceding testimony, expertly transcribed and eloquently translated into English, allow us to enter an unfamiliar sector of the past and hear 'another voice'--that of a humble Venetian woman who had extraordinary experiences and exhibited exceptional courage. Born in 1609 into an artisan family, Cecilia Ferrazzi wanted to become a nun. When her parents' death in the plague of 1630 made it…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Anne Jacobson Schutte is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Aspiring Saints: Pretense of Holiness, Inquisition, and Gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750 and Pier Paolo Vergerio: The Making of an Italian Reformer and coeditor of several books, including Time, Space, and Women's Lives in Early Modern Europe.

Introduction to the Series
List of Abbreviations
The Other Voice
Roman Inquisition and Venice
Purity and Danger
Writing and Speaking
Power and Obedience
Note on the Translation
Testimony of Ferrazzi Preceding Her Autobiography
First Interrogation
Second Interrogation
Third Interrogation
Fourth Interrogation
Autobiography of Cecilia Ferrazzi
Persons Mentioned in the Text
Places Mentioned in the Text