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Christine Peters

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Dr Christine Peters

MA DPhil Oxf

Teaching

I currently teach:

Prelims

History of the British Isles III, 1330-1550
History of the British Isles IV, 1500-1700
General History III: Renaissance, Recovery and Reform, 1400-1650
Approaches to History (Anthropology, Gender, Art) Further Subject: Literature and Politics in Early Modern England
Optional Subject: Witch-craft and Witch-hunting in early modern Europe 

FHS

History of the British Isles III, 1330-1550
History of the British Isles IV, 1500-1700
Further Subject: Women, Gender and Print Culture in Reformation England c.1530-1640
Further Subject: Literature and Politics in Early Modern England
General History VII, 1409-1525
General History VIII, 1500-1618
General History IX, 1600-1715
Special Subject:  Government, Politics and Society in England, 1547-1558
Disciplines of History

 

Research

I work on the gender, religious, and cultural history of the late medieval and early modern Reformations. I am especially interested in studying developments in religious ideas and gender identities in diverse cultural and political contexts.  The principal geographical focus of my research is Britain and Transylvania, both of which were exposed to Lutheran, Calvinist and Catholic reformations, and experienced witch-hunting.  Both also spawned a variety of independent, congregational, and sectarian reinterpretations of religion, of devotional practice, and of the social order. These include continental influences and movements such as Lollardy, the freewillers, and the Family of Love, and, in Transylvania, antitrinitarians.  Additionally, it involves engagement with how individuals fashioned their religious lives and influenced others in household and pulpit, and in manuscript and print.   In this, revisions of Christocentric piety, and the appropriation of mystical analogies and spiritual metaphors, were substantial late-medieval catholic legacies for the Reformation world. 

Publications

Religion, Household Authority, and the Defence of 'Collapsed Ladies' in early Jacobean England (journal article)

Jesuits, confessional identities and landlordship in God’s Transylvanian vineyard, 1580-88 (2011, chapter)

Gender and the culture of protestantism: a view from the kirk session (journal article)

The Virgin Mary and the Publican: Lutheranism and social order in Transylvania (2008, chapter)