Framing a Young Nun’s Initiation: Early Modern Convent Entry Sermons in the Habsburg Lands. Vestiges of a Lost Oral Culture

How did sermons written for young women’s entries into convents act as public representations of both the religious institutions and the families of these women? And why did these sermons use both nuptial and funerary imagery?  Learn more here, from the latest volume of Austrian History Yearbook.

Using examples from early modern Central Europe, Veronika Čapská notes how convent entry ceremonies can be a source of social commentary on the period in which each was performed.
Read her article here:

Framing a Young Nun’s Initiation: Early Modern Convent Entry Sermons in the Habsburg Lands. Vestiges of a Lost Oral Culture

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