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Author Wolf, Hubert, author.

Uniform Title Nonnen von Sant'Ambrogio. English
Title The nuns of sant'ambrogio : a true story / Hubert Wolf. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First United States edition.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource
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Summary A true, never-before-told story of poison, murder, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth century convent-discovered by the world's leading papal scholar in a secret Vatican archive. In 1858, Katherina von Hohenzollern, a German princess recently inducted into the convent of Sant'Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and feared for her life. What the subsequent investigation by the Church's Inquisition uncovered were the extraordinary secrets of Sant'Ambrogio and the illicit behavior of the convent's beautiful young mistress, Maria Luissa. What emerges through the fog of centuries is a sex scandal of ecclesiastical proportions, skillfully brought to light and vividly reconstructed in scholarly detail. Offering a broad historical background on female mystics and the cult of the Virgin Mary, and drawing upon written testimony and original documents, Professor Wolf tells the incredible story of how one woman was able to perform deception, heresy, seduction, and murder in the heart of the Catholic Church.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Sant'Ambrogio della Massima (Monastery : Rome, Italy)
Catholic Church -- Italy -- Rome -- History.
Catholic Church. (OCoLC)fst00531720
Sant'Ambrogio della Massima (Monastery : Rome, Italy) (OCoLC)fst01928804
Nuns -- Italy -- Rome -- History.
Convents -- Italy -- Rome -- History.
Scandals -- Italy -- Rome -- History.
Monasteries -- Italy -- Rome -- History.
Convents. (OCoLC)fst00877187
Monasteries. (OCoLC)fst01025070
Nuns. (OCoLC)fst01041386
Scandals. (OCoLC)fst01106361
Italy -- Rome. (OCoLC)fst01204500
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Wolf, Hubert. Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014 9780385351904 (DLC) 2014001625 (OCoLC)868199524
ISBN 9780385351928 : $51.00
0385351925 : $51.00
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