Iconoclasm

@article{Spicer2017Iconoclasm,
  title={Iconoclasm},
  author={Andr{\'e} Spicer},
  journal={Renaissance Quarterly},
  year={2017},
  volume={70},
  pages={1007 - 1022}
}
  • A. Spicer
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Renaissance Quarterly
ON 10 AUGUST 1566, the Reformed preacher Sébastien Matte delivered an inflammatory sermon at the village church of Steenvoorde in the westkwartier (west quarter) of Flanders, which led some of the congregation to attack the religious images, paintings, and other liturgical items at the nearby religious house of Saint Laurent. This was the start of the beeldenstorm (image storm) or iconoclastic fury, which spread rapidly through Flanders and across the Habsburg Netherlands. Ten days later, the… 

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