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Religious Literacies in the Long Fifteenth Century
The research project Cities of Readers: Religious Literacies in the Long Fifteenth Century aims to supply a new phase in the scholarly exploration of the later Middle Ages by studying the active participation of laypeople in the production and the transmission of religious knowledge through their engagement in reading, textual and performative activities.

and as an instrument of social and cultural cohesion within a German-Dutch trans-regional context, ca. 1350-1580
During the last few decades much research has been done on the Modern Devotion as a spiritual and devotional movement from the 14th through the mid-16th centuries. The emphasis in these studies traditionally laid on its region of origin  the IJssel-region - and has gradually shifted to the western parts of the Netherlands, investigating the interaction between Flanders, Brabant, Utrecht and Holland, while the development eastward got much less attention.