convertite


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convertite

(1) An obsolete term for a former prostitute.
(2) A convert.
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Could young girls be placed among the Convertite to prevent them from becoming prostitutes, or should only converted prostitutes be in the Nunnery?
Such women tended to enter these houses, including th allegedly cloistered Nunnery of the Convertite, of their own free will, to sometimes exit, as Cohen shows, and then reenter.
The foundation documents for the Florentine Convertite are in Archivio di Stato, Firenze, Provvisioni, 26, 8 bis (19 May 1332) and 56 rv (24 Sept.
55) The Espositioni, written for a group of convertite (penitent prostitutes) in Bergamo and Rome, explain liturgical texts.
At the same time, he asked the convertite to remember the centrality of scripture to all the moral lessons in his book:
Such institutions for women, like the Zitelle, the Convertite, and the Dimesse, become objects of study as the economic transformations of the city give way to unforeseen alterations of its social fabric.
San Zuan on Torcello was a special monastery for the convertite, that is, those women who had turned away from a life of prostitution.
The many other references to zoccoli or chopines include Casola, 144; Coryat, 262; Barzaghi cites Garzoni's description of women parading through Piazza San Marco as "nane convertite in gigantesche" (100).
Others, like the Casa delle Convertite and the Casa del Soccorso, had different immediate aims and worked with different constituencies.
Housing between 100-200 women, the Convertite took a traditional, haphazard approach to conversion that emphasized a life of moderation and penitence.
When Julia Wedgewood wrote to Browning that she was agitated by the darkness of his work, in his lengthy response, he referred to what he saw as the darkest acts to come: "Again, the Convertites who harboured Pompilia, are you prepared for what they did, immediately after her death, and continued doing when her innocence had been made apparent to the world?
In the final monologue, "The Book and the Ring," Browning has Bottinius represent the Convertites in their claim against Pompilia as a dishonest woman.