Women, Texts and Authority in the Early Modern Spanish World

Women, Texts and Authority in the Early Modern Spanish World

by Luis R. Corteguera
     
 

Eleven essays from American academics and one Spanish scholar explore the relationship between text and gender in the early modern Spanish world. The contributors examine a variety of texts, including poetry, court cases, and convent literature. Two central themes are addressed: gender relations in the shaping of family and community life, and women's authority in… See more details below

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Eleven essays from American academics and one Spanish scholar explore the relationship between text and gender in the early modern Spanish world. The contributors examine a variety of texts, including poetry, court cases, and convent literature. Two central themes are addressed: gender relations in the shaping of family and community life, and women's authority in various spheres of power. The editors teach women's studies and history at the U. of Kansas. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754609506
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Women and Gender in the Early Modern World
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1Women in Texts: From Language to Representation1
2Sclaves Molt Fortes, Senyors Invalts: Sex, Lies and Paternity Suits in Fifteenth-Century Spain17
3The Gender of Shared Sovereignty: Texts and the Royal Marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand37
4Writing (for) Her Life: Judeo-Conversas in Early Modern Spain57
5Representing Madness: Text, Gender and Authority in Early Habsburg Spain73
6Patience and Pluck: Job's Wife, Conflict and Resistance in Morisco Manuscripts Hidden in the Sixteen Century91
7The Three Lives of the Vida: The Uses of Convent Autobiography107
8Visualizing Gender on the Page in Convent Literature127
9Forms of Authority: Women's Legal Representations in Mid-Colonial Cuzco149
10The Making of a Visionary Woman: The Life of Beatriz Ana Ruiz, 1666-1735165
11Textual Uncertainties: The Written Legacy of Women Entrepreneurs in Eighteenth-Century Barcelona183
Index197

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