Moral Materials: Veiling in Early Modern Protestant Cities. The Cases of Basel and Zurich

Burghartz, Susanna. (2021) Moral Materials: Veiling in Early Modern Protestant Cities. The Cases of Basel and Zurich. In: Materialized Identities in Early Modern Culture, 1450-1750. Objects, Affects, Effects. Amsterdam, pp. 369-410.

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Throughout the early modern period, veils remained a common garment for women all over Europe. This article deals with the economy of veil production, changing fashions of veil wearing, and identity political struggles surrounding the question of the church veil in the Swiss textile cities of Basel and Zurich. The site of a moral battleground, the church veil reveals, in particular, how much attentiveness certain Protestant cultures paid to material issues. Alongside a variety of other sources, analysis of an extant church veil at the Swiss National Museum allowed for the inclusion of hands-on methods from dress history, considerably sharpening our attention to embodied experiences and the emotional effects of dress codes and their regulation.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Ehemalige Einheiten Geschichte > Renaissance und frühe Neuzeit (Burghartz)
08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Europainstitut
UniBasel Contributors:Burghartz, Susanna
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
ISBN:978 94 6372 895 9
e-ISBN:978 90 4855 405 8
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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