Vol. 14 (2018): La storia delle donne in percorsi di Public History

Museo delle Donne Valdesi. Un’occasione per rileggere la nostra storia

Toti Rochat
Published November 11, 2019
  • symbolic mothers,
  • biographies,
  • writing,
  • Protestant women,
  • Waldensian,
  • madri simboliche,
  • biografie,
  • scrittura,
  • donne protestanti,
  • Valdesi
  • ...More
How to Cite
Rochat, T. (2019). Museo delle Donne Valdesi. Un’occasione per rileggere la nostra storia. Storia Delle Donne, 14(1), 159-167. https://doi.org/10.13128/SDD-25664


History recounted in books or in museums has been able to find room to tell the story of the Waldensians: mountain dwellers, peasants, miners who through the centuries have been persecuted because of their Protestant faith. Here we find, on the other hand, not so much “a different history,” as some stories of Waldensian women. Their ease of of moving about in the international Protestant world prompted us to widen our research to include women of diverse eras and countries. The Waldensian Middle Ages, the Reformation in Germany and Switzerland, English Puritanism, the Huguenot resistance in France, the American suffragist movement –these seem to us more accessible when they are narrated through the lives of women who thought, wrote, and acted, even if History seems to have forgotten them.      


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