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Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster

Simone Laqua-O'Donnell

Abstract

Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster examines how women from different social backgrounds encountered the Counter-Reformation. The focus is on Münster, a city in the north of Germany, which was exposed to powerful Protestant influences which culminated in the notorious Anabaptist kingdom of 1534. After the defeat of the radical Protestants, the city was returned to Catholicism and a stringent programme of reform was enforced. By examining concubinage, piety, marriage, deviance, and convent reform, core issues of the Counter-Reformation’s quest for renewal, this fascinating ... More

Keywords: Counter-Reformation, Catholic Reformation, women, Münster, piety, marriage, convents, morality, concubinage, deviance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683314
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683314.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simone Laqua-O'Donnell, author
Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Birmingham