Who Is Mary?
Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary
Who Is Mary? testifies to the emotional and spiritual relationships that women had with the figure of Mary, whom they were required to emulate as the epitome of femininity. Now available for the first time in English-language translation, these writings suggest new possibilities for women in both religious and civil culture and provide a window to women’s spirituality, concerning the most important icon set before them, as wives, mothers, and Christians.
Series Editors’ Introduction
Volume Editor’s Introduction
Volume Editor’s Bibliography
I Vittoria Colonna’s The Plaint of the Marchesa di Pescara on the Passion of Christ
II Chiara Matraini’s Brief Discourse on the Life and Praises of the Most Blessed Virgin and Mother of the Son of God
III Lucrezia Marinella’s The Life of the Virgin Mary, Empress of the Universe
Appendix: The Magnificat (Luke 1:46–55)
Series Editors’ Bibliography