The late Middle Ages provide us with a fascinating religious landscape. The quest for new religious ideals and intense spirituality can be observed in movements such as the Modern Devotion and the Franciscan Observance, marking the late fourteenth and fifteenth century with new institutional dynamics and the formation of a variety of religious communities. The dissemination of these new religious ideas and ideals profited from the advent of the printing press. It is these subjects that Koen Goudriaan, professor of Medieval History at VU University Amsterdam, has studied for decades. This volume, edited by Anna Dlabačová and Ad Tervoort, presents a collection of eleven of his best essays. It focuses on three themes: the institutional parameters of late medieval religious movements, the cult of remembrance, and the interaction between religious movements and the early printing press. Together, these essays provide a representative sample of Goudriaan's substantial contribution to scholarship on late medieval history.
Contents: List of Tables, Maps and Illustrations List of Abbreviations Introduction. Inspiring Spirituality and Religious Plurality in the Late Medieval Low Countries Editorial Note Acknowledgements Publications by Koen Goudriaan I Religious Communities and Institutions: Early Hospital Developments in the Provinces of Holland, Zealand and Utrecht – Appendix: Catalogue of Hospitals in Holland, Zealand and Utrecht until 1428 Geert Grote, On Simony to the Beguines, and Church Reform The New Devout and their Women of Authority Beguines and the Devotio Moderna at the Turn of the Fifteenth Century The Religious Observance of Women Converts of St. Augustine – Appendix: Converts of the 'Outsider'-category II The Cult of the Dead: Ownership of Graves in Medieval Parish Churches in Holland Geert Grote: a Founder Fading into Oblivion? III Religious Texts on the Early Printing Press: Middle Dutch Meditative Lives of Jesus on the Early Printing Press: An Exploration of the Field – Appendix I: Texts and Editions – Appendix II: Woodcuts The Church and the Market: Vernacular Religious Works and the Early Printing Press in the Low Countries, 1477-1540 The Devotio Moderna and the Printing Press (c. 1475-1540) The Franciscans, the Laity and the Printing Press Bibliography Index
'Der mit zahlreichen Statistiken und Tabellen ausgestattete Band erweckt bereits beim Durchblättern den Eindruck eines auf die Objektivität quantitativer Methoden vertrauenden Wissensschaftsstils. [...] So kann der vorliegende Band zugleich als Paradigma für eine Entwicklungsphase der historischen Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften gelten.' Nikolaus Staubach in: Deutschen Archiv 75 (2019) 2, p. 847-848.
Gesignaleerd in: Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis 20 (2017) 4, p. 144-145.