Contested Space in a Contested Border Area: The Sint Jan in ‘s Hertogenbosch - Or: From Bosch to the Ten Commandments

This article investigates contemporary perceptions of church space in the border town of ‘s Hertogenbosch in the aftermath of the Peace of Westphalia. Through a close reading of two chorographies, the study sheds light on ways in which historians can try to grasp contemporary views on what mattered...

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Published in:Entangled Religions
Main Author: Eßer, Raingard 1962-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Ruhr-Universität Bochum [2018]
In: Entangled Religions
Year: 2018, Volume: 7, Pages: 46-77
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Peace of Westphalia (1648 Oktober 24) / Sint Janskerk / Church building / Interiorspace / Religious conflict
RelBib Classification:CE Christian art
CG Christianity and Politics
KBD Benelux countries
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Summary:This article investigates contemporary perceptions of church space in the border town of ‘s Hertogenbosch in the aftermath of the Peace of Westphalia. Through a close reading of two chorographies, the study sheds light on ways in which historians can try to grasp contemporary views on what mattered in a church interior in the contested border areas of the Generality Lands, regions in the Dutch Republic, where the Calvinist political elite remained a minority. The study alerts us to the temporality of changes to church interiors and its embeddedness in local and regional circumstances.
ISSN:2363-6696
Contains:Enthalten in: Entangled Religions
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.13154/er.v7.2018.46-77