Project

Between lay devotion and monastic experience. Ascetism and penitential culture in late medieval semi-religious communities in the Southern Low Countries.

Code
3F012114
Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Cultural history
Keywords
penitential culture ascetism Dutch 16th Century Middle Ages Language and text analysis Western Europe Religion History Gender Literary studies
 
Project description

Central to this project is the question of how semi-religious movements and communities were related, in their ascetic and penitential experience, to both traditional monastic institutions and to the new forms of ordinary lay spirituality as they began to develop from the 13th century onwards