Framing a Young Nun's Initiation: Early Modern Convent Entry Sermons in the Habsburg Lands. Vestiges of a Lost Oral Culture1

@article{apsk2014FramingAY,
  title={Framing a Young Nun's Initiation: Early Modern Convent Entry Sermons in the Habsburg Lands. Vestiges of a Lost Oral Culture1},
  author={Veronika {\vC}apsk{\'a}},
  journal={Austrian History Yearbook},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={33 - 60}
}
Sermons represent the main type of sources related to convent entry ceremonies in early modern Central Europe. Other textual sources seem to be quite rare (e.g., songs) or formulaic (e.g., written professions). Visual and material sources (portraits, strands of hair) are also scarce. Yet the significance of entry or monachization sermons in this respect has hardly been recognized. The aim of this article is to contribute to their due scholarly appreciation by demonstrating the interpretative… 

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