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La révolution des paroisses. Culture paroissiale et Réforme catholique en Haute-Bretagne aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles

Abstract : As a “Ground study” of the Catholic Reformation, the present work intents to illustrate the process of cultural and religious transformation within the 469 parishes and chapels belonging to the dioceses of Upper Brittany (Haute-Bretagne), i. e. Rennes, Dol and Saint-Malo, from the middle of 15th to the beginning of the 18th century. The first part covers the parishes of Haute-Bretagne during a long 16th centuy. We first will outline the way parishes are being administered, and then try to understand at what degree the Church constitutes the Parish’s centre ; finally we contemplate the clerical framing, the will to undertake reforms and appearing of new problems. The second part is dedicated to the main century of Catholic Reformation, i. e. the 17th century. The implementation of this movement is based both on the episcopal impetus and the reforming within the clergy, but furthermore on the admnistration of the fabriques. The ambition of extending christianisation is characterised by the action of devout elites, the preaching of the clergy, the Missions as well as by the development of worship brotherhoods. Besides, transformations related to the Sacral space, and the worship’s magnificence bear witness of the links between liturgy and the pastoral influence. The third part is about the achievements and limits of the reforming action, both as to faiths and practices. We first aim to elucidate the matter of the transformation of the practices and inner conversions, and then illustrate changes and continuities in the field of devotion. Finally, the mutation and resistance of the Ancient World testify of the strategies’ reality and success, but also the resistances and remains.
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Bruno Restif. La révolution des paroisses. Culture paroissiale et Réforme catholique en Haute-Bretagne aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles. Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2006, 9782753531895. ⟨10.4000/books.pur.7058⟩. ⟨hal-02960220⟩



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