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G.J. Nijboer

PhD student
G.J. Nijboer

The Inner Sanctum on Display

Catholic Spiritual Biographies in Counter-Reformation France and the Netherlands

I research the early modern biographies of a broad range of early modern Catholic women, against the background of men’s biographies. I inquire how these texts reflected, prescribed, and negotiated various spiritual practices and beliefs and thus played an important part in disseminating the Counter-Reformation. These texts crossed linguistic borders, and catholic spirituality was in this way adapted to local cultures. I analyse the varieties in which female and male spiritual authority were represented. In this way my project challenges perceptions of religious traditions as male-dominated.

Last modified:01 October 2020 10.12 a.m.

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands


Job title:
PhD student
Attending hours:
Monday - Friday