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Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith


Under the combined effects of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations within and pressure from the Ottoman Empire without, early modern Europe became a site in which an unprecedented number of people were confronted by new beliefs, and collective and individual religious identities were broken down and reconfigured. Conversions: gender and religious change in early modern Europe is the first collection to explicitly address the intersections between sexed identity and religious change in the two centuries following the Reformation. The varied and wide-ranging chapters in this collection bring ... More

Keywords: Conversion, Religion, Gender, Sexed identity, Reformation, Selfhood

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099151
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Ditchfield, editor
University of York

Helen Smith, editor
University of York

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Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith

Part I: Gendering conversion

Part II: Material conversions

Part III: Travel, race, and conversion


Matthew Dimmock

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