Claudia Renzi

Claudia Renzi

claudia.renzi@unimore.it 

The aim of this PhD is to investigate female expressions of faith that sought independence from the central control of the Roman Church, with a temporal and geographical focus on the territories of the former Patrimonium Sancti Petri between the 14th and the 16th centuries. The archives of the city of Viterbo, as well as those of nearby urban centres, preserve a large number of unpublished documents, including chronicles, sales deeds and trials. These record the experiences of women whose stories will be used to study the phenomena of witchcraft, female sanctity and the activities of (non)-cloistered sorores within the Patrimonium.