Publication
Title
Sisters of early modern confraternities in a small town in the Southern Netherlands (Aalst)
Author
Abstract
This article analyses female agency within the religious confraternities active in an early modern town in the Southern Netherlands in order to gain an insight into women's positions within a (semi-)public urban network and thus beyond the household. The analysis suggests that confraternities did not provide women with opportunities to develop a significant public role within the town. Nonetheless, while there is little evidence that early modern religious confraternities functioned as social networks, female agency on the religious level of confraternal life did exist. It is argued that many of these women were active agents in their own spiritual lives.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Urban history. - Cambridge, 1992, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2013
ISSN
0963-9268 [print]
1469-8706 [online]
Volume/pages
40:2(2013), p. 247-270
ISI
000316762200004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 28.03.2013
Last edited 16.06.2017
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