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Agricola Seminar: Amsterdam and its Holy Place

When:Mo 06-06-2016 16:00 - 18:00
Where:Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 125

This is to invite you to this academic year's last Agricolameeting on June 6th, 16.00-18.00, Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 125.Our Nijmegen colleague Charles Caspers (Titus Brandsma Instituut) will speak to us about:

Amsterdam and its Holy Place

During the Late Middle Ages religious life in Western Europe was increasingly influenced by Eucharistic devotion. Among these influences local cults, arising from a 'Eucharistic miracle', played important roles. These miracles involved a remarkable, inexplicable occurrence with the consecrated host or wine. Amsterdam also had a devotion of this sort, a so-called ‘Sacrament of Miracle’. In 1345, in this Dutch city, a Host lay for hours in a fireplace without being consumed by the fire; hence the site of the miracle became the ‘Holy Place’. From its very inception onward, the devotion seems to have been a factor in interests of its devotees, the municipal authorities, the Counts of Holland and later on even the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Agricolaunites alle researchers in premodernity. See https://agricolaseminar.wordpress.com/.