In Gendered Crime and Punishment, Stacey Schlau mines the Inquisitional archive of Spain and Latin America in order to uncover the words and actions of accused women as transcribed in the trial records of the Holy Office. Although these are mediated texts, filtered through the formulae and norms of the religious institution that recorded them, much can be learned about the prisoners’ individual aspirations and experiences, as well as about the rigidly hierarchical, yet highly multicultural societies in which they lived. Chapters on Judaizing, false visions, possession by the Devil, witchcraft, and sexuality utilize case studies to unpack hegemonic ideologies and technologies, as well as individual responses. Filling in a gap in our understanding of the dynamics of gender in the early modern/colonial period, as it relates to women and gender, the book contributes to the growing scholarship in Inquisition cultural studies.
Gendered Crime and Punishment
In Illuminating in Micrography, Dalia-Ruth Halperin analyzes the Catalan Micrography Maḥzor, a fourteenth-century Barcelonan manuscript, in depth revealing the close association between the micrography full-page panel images and the texts used to create them, which reflect a Jewish ...
Katja Vehlow, University of South Carolina
Dorot ‘Olam (Generations of the Ages), written by Abraham ibn Daud of Toledo (c. 1110-1180) is one of the most influential historical works of medieval Hebrew literature. This edition shows how the work asserts the superiority of rabbinic Judaism and the central role of Iberia for the Jewish ...
Teresa de Cartagena's distinctive writing locates her place in a line of European women intellectuals, presenting an indispensible dialogue among her peers of the early modern age. Tracing her predecessors’ achievements, we can appreciate the multifaceted characteristics of Teresa's writings.
Using new inquisitorial sources, this study examines the complexities revolving around transgenderism and the construction of gender identity in the early modern Iberian World and the self-perception of individuals whose behaviour, whether consciously or unconsciously, flouted social and sexual ...
Edited by Amy Aronson-Friedman and Gregory B. Kaplan
This collection of essays reveals the diversity of the impact on late medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature of the socio-religious dichotomy that came to exist between conversos (New Christians), who were perceived as inferior because of their Jewish descent, and Old Christians, who ...
This bibliography is a supplement to the three volumes previously published by Brill. This one covers material from 2007 to 2009. The chronology covers form the fourth to the eighth century. All of the Iberian Church Fathers are represented as in the previous ones. The book contains author and ...
Reconstructing the workings of colonial Spanish bureaucracy in the production of reports on individuals’ achievements, this book explores the interrelation of state-induced curricula vitae and individuals’ endeavor to outsmart this system in the genesis of modern forms of literature.
This book explores the peculiarities of the Bishopric of Calahorra’s eleventh- and twelfth-century institutional development, and their profound relationship to the see’s location on a highly volatile frontier between the emergent and fiercely competitive Christian kingdoms of north-eastern Iberia.
Michael A. Vargas
Audacious transgressors, rebellious sowers of discord, a brood of vipers – so leaders of the Order of Preachers described their own men. This lively study of costly corporate successes and failed reforms restores to the late medieval friars their complex humanity.
This modernized edition of Andrés de Li’s Thesoro de la passion (1494) reveals the social and religious complexity of late medieval Spain via analyses of the Thesoro’s sources and significance as a converso-authored Castilian Passion text and illustrated early incunable.
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