ZBÍRAL, David and Tomáš HAMPEJS. Women, Men, and Medieval Heresy : Tackling an Old Question through Network Analysis. In Historical Network Research 11.-13.9. 2018 Brno. 2018.
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Original name Women, Men, and Medieval Heresy : Tackling an Old Question through Network Analysis
Authors ZBÍRAL, David (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Tomáš HAMPEJS (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Historical Network Research 11.-13.9. 2018 Brno, 2018.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 60304 Religious studies
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/18:00103687
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords in English gender; medieval heresy; social network analysis; network extraction from texts
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Monika Kellnerová, učo 430435. Changed: 15/3/2019 13:06.
Abstract
The role played by women in medieval dissident movements has been intensively discussed for decades and various powerful examples, mainly from inquisitorial records, have been cited to illuminate this issue. However, the focus on individual cases necessarily leaves the larger questions unresolved. We lack entirely the big picture of women’s actual involvement, and have no idea whether it was any different from that of men. Quantitative studies remain extremely scarce, and they rely on counting numbers of women (and men) or instances of preaching by women (and men). Social network analysis seems to be an extremely relevant approach capable of revealing the social microstructure of medieval dissident Christianity’s networks, and shedding new light on this issue. The global question in this paper is whether there is any significant difference among the roles played by men and women as approximated by various network measures. The data is three large sets of inquisitorial records (ca. 1000-1500 nodes in each network) from Languedoc in 1270s-1320s when this area was an important laboratory of the early inquisition. The paper explores the possibilities and limits of social network analysis of data from inquisitorial records, automatically extracted from indices of personal names, and evaluates the validity of this method against a smaller sample of manually coded data.
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MUNI/A/0819/2017, internal MU codeName: Nové výzkumné metody v historické religionistice (Acronym: NOVYMHIR)
Investor: Masaryk University, Grant Agency of Masaryk University, Category A
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