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Tuesday, March 5 • 08:30 - 10:30
#5/227 – Mistica e profezia: un discorso politico al femminile dal tardo medioevo all’età contemporanea (Mystic and Prophecy: a female political discourse from the late Middle Ages to the contemporary world)

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This panels aims to analyse the relationship between politics and female mysticism, between late Middle-Ages to the first half of the Twentieth century. This is meant as an introduction to two key aspects of political society in the early modern era: on the one hand, the aptitude of women to use mystic language in political and social conflicts; on the other hand, the role of female mystic authority in the definition of sacred spaces and devotional practices. As a matter of fact, the relationship between politics and mysticism never ceases to mark the history of Catholicism and of its visionary women: a longterm approach covering developments from the 14th to the early 20th centuries will particularly allow us to examine the continuities and discontinuities of the phenomenon, drawing attention to its historical evolution and constant adaptation to different social, cultural and political contexts.

• Elisabetta Giuseppina Lurgo (Université de Savoie)

• Michele Lodone (Università Ca’ Foscari / BIFLOW Project) - Rivelazioni autentiche, profezie apocrife. Traduzioni e riscritture di Brigida di Svezia in Italia (XIV-XV) 
• Isabella Gagliardi (Università di Firenze) - Lo statuto della profezia: storie di donne e di teologi (secc. XIII -XV) 
• Leonardo Rossi (University of Antwerp) - Sangue profetico. Vaticini, visioni apocalittiche e profezie politiche di mistiche stigmatizzate nell’Italia contemporanea (XIX-prima metà del XX secolo) 
• Elisabetta Giuseppina Lurgo (Université de Savoie) - “Il peccato della Francia”. Invasioni diaboliche e apparizioni mariane in Savoia (1865-1875) 

Language: Italian (with discussion in Italian, English and French)


Michele Lodone

Università Ca’ Foscari / BIFLOW Project

Leonardo Rossi

University of Antwerp

Isabella Gagliardi

Università di Firenze

Elisabetta Giuseppina Lurgo

Université de Savoie


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