Project

The 'Geuzenhoek': religious coexistence and multiple identities in rural Flanders (1600-1750)

Acronym
The 'Geuzenhoek'
Duration
01 October 2016 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Cultural history
    • Early modern history
Keywords
early modern period history religion
 
Project description

This project will analyze the interaction between Catholics and Protestants in the so-called 'Geuzenhoek', a number of bi-confessional rural villages in the vicinity of Oudenaarde (1600-1750). The central hypothesis is that the villagers had 'multiple identities', allowing co-existence between both confessional groups.