Kees Kuiken: Rural salvation markets

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Mediaval memoria in Dutch villages parishes.



Medieval memoria in Dutch village parishes

Historia Agriculturae 49

Memoria, the liturgic commemoration of the dead, figures in this study as a unifying perspective on the economic, social, and cultural aspects of village life in the late medieval northern Low Countries. Against the background of Erik Thoen’s model of social agrosystems, a set of 56 rural parishes of which local memoria registers have been preserved is analysed. This study shows, among other aspects, how rural salvation markets developed; how kinship, social stratifications, and translocal networks were reflected in these registers; and how liturgy and loyalties shaped medieval villages as imagined communities in which care for the salvation of deceased villagers played a major role.

ISBN: 9789403417486