Publication
Title
In fide constans? Politiek en herinnering in het Mechelse stadsbestuur
Author
Abstract
Around 1600, the Mechelen mayor Jan van Wachtendonck wrote an urban chronicle of his town that thoroughly revised the existing chronicle dating about a century back. Wachtendonck's text presents a version in which Mechelen sides firmly with the princely authorities, notably the Burgundian dukes. This contribution shows that the revision of Mechelen's history is part of a broader policy of memory initiated by the city council after the calvinist regime (1580-1585). Through text and image, the new council aimed to reassert the city's image as a catholic and loyal capital, in accordance with its motto 'in fide constans'.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
De zeventiende eeuw : cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief. - Deventer, 1985 - 2016
Publication
Deventer : 2013
ISSN
0921-142X [print]
2212-7402 [online]
Volume/pages
29:2(2013), p. 223-246
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 04.04.2014
Last edited 30.07.2015
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