Family, power, memory:
female monasticism in Italy from 700 to 1100


comparative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary study of Italian female monasteries between the 8th and the end of the 11th centuries


study of Italian nunneries as a laboratory for exploring the complex relationship between GENDER and POWER in medieval Europe


understanding this relationship in the past allows one to have a better understanding of tensions between gender and power as mediated through religious politics, as we see them in 21th- century European societies