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Dr. Sally Brasher

Associate Professor
Shepherd University
United States of America


 Medieval and Early Modern Europe, History of Italy, Renaissance and Reformation, Gender History Ph.D., The Catholic University of America M.A., Minnesota State University B.A., University of Colorado

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 Author of the book Women of the Humiliati: A Lay Religious Order in Medieval Civic Life (Routledge Press, 2003) and two articles, “The Humiliati” in Women and Gender in the Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge Press: 2006) and “Towards a New Understanding of Medieval Women’s Religiosity: The Humiliati and Beguine Movements Compared” in Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in the Middle Ages (Winter 2005) Dr. Brasher’s research interests revolve around the development of urban identities in the Middle Ages and their expression in novel religious institutions. Her manuscript, Hospitals and charity: Religious culture and civic life in medieval northern Italy, will be forthcoming with Manchester University Press.

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