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Author Ferrazzi, Cecilia, 1609-1684.

Title Autobiography of an Aspiring Saint
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (135 pages)
Series The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Contents Introduction to the Series; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Note on the Translation; Testimony of Ferrazzi Preceding Her Autobiography; Autobiography of Cecilia Ferrazzi; Appendix 1: Persons Mentioned in the Text; Appendix 2: Places Mentioned in the Text; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary 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
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Subject Ferrazzi, Cecilia, 1609-1684.
Catholics -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography.
Inquisition -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Women -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography.
Venice (Italy) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Schutte, Anne Jacobson.
ISBN 0226244482 (electronic bk.)
9780226244488 (electronic bk.)