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Under construction? The Catholic community in Ghent after the Beeldenstorm

Michal Bauwens (UGent)
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While the iconoclasm of 1566 has been a popular topic in the historiography of the Low Countries, we know little about the people who endured iconoclasm. Generally, Catholics in the Low Countries were regarded as being rather passive bystanders in the events of this period, but the case of Ghent illustrates that Catholics took various actions when faced with the threat of iconoclasm and the subsequent destruction. Even though religious militancy was lacking, certain aspects of Catholic religion were strengthened throughout the Wonder Year. Parishioners put a lot of effort in the repairs of their parish churches and the interest in traditional devotions and religious knowledge also increased. Rather than rendering them passive, the troubled period seems to have motivated Ghent Catholics to research their faith.

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Bauwens, Michal. 2016. “Under Construction? The Catholic Community in Ghent After the Beeldenstorm.” Bmgn-the Low Countries Historical Review 131 (1): 81–98.
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Bauwens, Michal. (2016). Under construction? The Catholic community in Ghent after the Beeldenstorm. BMGN-THE LOW COUNTRIES HISTORICAL REVIEW, 131(1), 81–98.
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Bauwens M. Under construction? The Catholic community in Ghent after the Beeldenstorm. BMGN-THE LOW COUNTRIES HISTORICAL REVIEW. Royal Netherlands Historical Society; 2016;131(1):81–98.
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Bauwens, Michal. “Under Construction? The Catholic Community in Ghent After the Beeldenstorm.” BMGN-THE LOW COUNTRIES HISTORICAL REVIEW 131.1 (2016): 81–98. Print.
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  abstract     = {While the iconoclasm of 1566 has been a popular topic in the historiography of the Low Countries, we know little about the people who endured iconoclasm. Generally, Catholics in the Low Countries were regarded as being rather passive bystanders in the events of this period, but the case of Ghent illustrates that Catholics took various actions when faced with the threat of iconoclasm and the subsequent destruction. Even though religious militancy was lacking, certain aspects of Catholic religion were strengthened throughout the Wonder Year. Parishioners put a lot of effort in the repairs of their parish churches and the interest in traditional devotions and religious knowledge also increased. Rather than rendering them passive, the troubled period seems to have motivated Ghent Catholics to research their faith.},
  author       = {Bauwens, Michal},
  issn         = {0165-0505},
  journal      = {BMGN-THE LOW COUNTRIES HISTORICAL REVIEW},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {81--98},
  publisher    = {Royal Netherlands Historical Society},
  title        = {Under construction? The Catholic community in Ghent after the Beeldenstorm},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.18352/bmgn-lchr.10180},
  volume       = {131},
  year         = {2016},
}

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