Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Overview

A fascinating collection of essays addressed the long-standing need for an exploration of marriage, love and sexuality in the Iberian Peninsula from medieval to early modern times. Subjects vary from shrew taming to wetnursing to writing and sodomy in an Inquisition trial. This collection will be an essential resource for all who seek to learn more about human history, human literature and human sexuality.
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Overview

A fascinating collection of essays addressed the long-standing need for an exploration of marriage, love and sexuality in the Iberian Peninsula from medieval to early modern times. Subjects vary from shrew taming to wetnursing to writing and sodomy in an Inquisition trial. This collection will be an essential resource for all who seek to learn more about human history, human literature and human sexuality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415762311
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/15/2014
  • Series: Hispanic Issues Series
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Marriage and Sexuality in Al-Andalus 3
2 Intimate Violence: Shrew Taming as Wedding Ritual in the Conde Lucanor 21
3 The Consells-Consejos on Marriage and Their Broader Sentimental Context 39
4 Pawn or Player?: Violant of Bar and the Game of Matrimonial Politics in the Crown of Aragon (1380-1396) 59
5 Milking the Poor: Wet-nursing and the Sexual Economy of Early Modern Spain 90
6 Natural Love in Early Renaissance Spanish Theater: Serafina, an Anonymous Comedia of 1521 117
7 "Un engano a los ojos": Sex and Allegory in La Lozana andaluza 133
8 Changing Boundaries of Licit and Illicit Unions: Concubinage and Prostitution 158
9 Writing and Sodomy in the Inquisitorial Trial (1495-1496) in Tecla Servent 197
10 "Moral Pornography": Angela Carter and Maria de Zayas 214
Afterword: Sexuality, Marriage, and Power in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia 233
Contributors 247
Index 251
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