The Guitar of God: Gender, Power, and Authority in the Visionary World of Mother Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534)

The Guitar of God: Gender, Power, and Authority in the Visionary World of Mother Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534)

The Guitar of God: Gender, Power, and Authority in the Visionary World of Mother Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534)

The Guitar of God: Gender, Power, and Authority in the Visionary World of Mother Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534)

Synopsis

Examines the visionary experiences of Mother Juana de la Cruz who, born of peasant stock, became abbess of a Franciscan convent and a mystic who was visited not only by Cardinal Cisneros but by Emperor Charles V himself. Surtz (Romance languages, Princeton U.) places Mother Juana's visions in the religious and social context of late medieval Spain. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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