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date: 22 September 2020

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Traditional histories of Europe's initial Christianization have focused on clerical preaching and the establishment of church institutions. However, by looking through the lens of gender at Christianity as men and women alike came to live it on a daily basis, historians can gain a better idea of the extent of women's participation in historical religious changes. Men and women carried Christianity to Europe—in the form of beliefs, rituals, and doctrines, but also as objects, relationships, spaces, and daily routines—over many centuries.

Keywords: Christianization, gender ideology, lived religion, missionaries, monasticism, proselytization, sexuality

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