The Accounts of Blanca de Llorach, Abbess of Sant Pere de les Puel·les (1373)

Montserrat Richou i Llimona

Abstract


This article analyses the earliest handbook of Blanca de Llorach, the abbess of the Benedictine nunnery of Sant Pere de les Puel.les in Barcelona. It is a ledger that records the incomes obtained by the nunnery, as well as the expenses generated during 1373. Among other aspects, it highlights the study of eating habits of the nuns and of the vine-growing tasks carried out by the seasonal workers who used to work at the vineyards of the convent.


Keywords


Barcelona; nunnery; Sant Pere de les Puel.les; abbess; food; wheat; wine

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