Autobiography of an aspiring saint [electronic resource] / Cecilia Ferrazzi ; transcribed, translated, and edited by Anne Jacobson Schutte.
By: Ferrazzi, Cecilia.
Contributor(s): Schutte, Anne Jacobson.Material type: TextSeries: Other voice in early modern Europe: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 101 p.) : map, facsim.ISBN: 0226244482 (electronic bk.); 9780226244488 (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: Autobiografia di una santa mancata. English Subject(s): Ferrazzi, Cecilia, 1609-1684 | Catholics -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography | Women -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography | Inquisition -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 17th century -- Sources | Venice (Italy) -- Biography | RELIGION -- Christianity -- Catholic | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- ReligiousGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Autobiography of an aspiring saint.DDC classification: 282/.092 | B LOC classification: BX4705.F48 | A3 1996bebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-96) and index.
Description based on print version record.
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;
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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