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The architecture of miracle-working statues in the Southern Netherlands

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In the 17th century, the Southern Netherlands saw the erection or restoration of numerous sanctuaries dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In many cases, they housed a miracle-working statue. This essay analyzes the architecture of these sanctuaries through the histories that were written about their statues. It examines how the history of the statues, as recorded in contemporary textual and visual sources, represents and interprets their material surroundings, including the architecture, in order to understand how the statues were thought to relate to these surroundings. Three types of historical narratives are distinguished, each explaining the presence and actions of a statue on its site. These three types will, in turn, shed light on the characteristics and development of the material surroundings of the miracle-working statues.

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Delbeke, Maarten, et al. “The Architecture of Miracle-Working Statues in the Southern Netherlands.” REVUE DE L HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS, vol. 232, no. 2, 2015, pp. 211–56.
APA
Delbeke, M., Constant, L., Geurs, L., & Staessen, A. (2015). The architecture of miracle-working statues in the Southern Netherlands. REVUE DE L HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS, 232(2), 211–256.
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Delbeke, Maarten, Lise Constant, Lobke Geurs, and Annelies Staessen. 2015. “The Architecture of Miracle-Working Statues in the Southern Netherlands.” REVUE DE L HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS 232 (2): 211–56.
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Delbeke, Maarten, Lise Constant, Lobke Geurs, and Annelies Staessen. 2015. “The Architecture of Miracle-Working Statues in the Southern Netherlands.” REVUE DE L HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS 232 (2): 211–256.
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Delbeke M, Constant L, Geurs L, Staessen A. The architecture of miracle-working statues in the Southern Netherlands. REVUE DE L HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS. 2015;232(2):211–56.
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M. Delbeke, L. Constant, L. Geurs, and A. Staessen, “The architecture of miracle-working statues in the Southern Netherlands,” REVUE DE L HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS, vol. 232, no. 2, pp. 211–256, 2015.
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  author       = {{Delbeke, Maarten and Constant, Lise and Geurs, Lobke and Staessen, Annelies}},
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  journal      = {{REVUE DE L HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS}},
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  number       = {{2}},
  pages        = {{211--256}},
  title        = {{The architecture of miracle-working statues in the Southern Netherlands}},
  volume       = {{232}},
  year         = {{2015}},
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