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Des Bretonnes en résistance : genre, religion et contestation politique

Abstract : Michel Vovelle’s analyses of dechristianization in Provence have made it possible to think about the dynamics of the “feminization” of religious practice. Since then, the highlighting of a particularly active role of women in revolutionary religious riots stoked the idea that the Revolution constituted a critical moment, marking the acceleration of the “feminization” of devotion. This conception of a more intense engagement of women to defend the Church, however, is based on documentation and literature shaped by gender representations. Brittany, marked by a lasting religious dynamism and a powerful movement of rejection of the Revolution, is proving to be a rich field of study for examining the religious commitments during the Revolution anew. Brittany's religious conflicts will thus be placed within the wider field of resistance to the revolutionary state and analysed from a gender perspective. Beyond the dominant and stereotypical figure of the “fanatical woman”, the challenge is to examine not only the role of women but also that of men in religious resistance and to question the meaning of their commitment.
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Solenn Mabo. Des Bretonnes en résistance : genre, religion et contestation politique. La Révolution française - Cahiers de l’Institut d’histoire de la Révolution française, Institut d'Histoire de la Révolution française, 2020, Que dit Michel Vovelle aux Doctorant·e·s de 2020 ?. ⟨halshs-02891601⟩



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