Women, Texts and Authority in the Early Modern Spanish World

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754609506
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • 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)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1 Women in Texts: From Language to Representation 1
2 Sclaves Molt Fortes, Senyors Invalts: Sex, Lies and Paternity Suits in Fifteenth-Century Spain 17
3 The Gender of Shared Sovereignty: Texts and the Royal Marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand 37
4 Writing (for) Her Life: Judeo-Conversas in Early Modern Spain 57
5 Representing Madness: Text, Gender and Authority in Early Habsburg Spain 73
6 Patience and Pluck: Job's Wife, Conflict and Resistance in Morisco Manuscripts Hidden in the Sixteen Century 91
7 The Three Lives of the Vida: The Uses of Convent Autobiography 107
8 Visualizing Gender on the Page in Convent Literature 127
9 Forms of Authority: Women's Legal Representations in Mid-Colonial Cuzco 149
10 The Making of a Visionary Woman: The Life of Beatriz Ana Ruiz, 1666-1735 165
11 Textual Uncertainties: The Written Legacy of Women Entrepreneurs in Eighteenth-Century Barcelona 183
Index 197
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