edited by Susan L. Fischer and Frederick A. de Armas
contributions by Emily C. Francomano, Charles Victor Ganelin, Gillian T. Ahlgren, Sharon D. Voros, Sherry Velasco, Susan L. Fischer, Alison Weber, Marjorie Agosín, Frederick A. de Armas, Edward H. Friedman, Emilie L. Bergmann, Teresa Scott Soufas, Elizabeth Cruz Petersen, Susan Paun de García and Isaac Benabu
University of Delaware Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-1-64453-015-3 | Paper: 978-1-64453-016-0 | eISBN: 978-1-64453-017-7
Library of Congress Classification PQ6066.W57 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 860.99287

Although scholars often depict early modern Spanish women as victims, history and fiction of the period are filled with examples of women who defended their God-given right to make their own decisions and to define their own identities. The essays in Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain examine many such examples, demonstrating how women battled the status quo, defended certain causes, challenged authority, and broke barriers. Such women did not necessarily engage in masculine pursuits, but often used cultural production and engaged in social subversion to exercise resistance in the home, in the convent, on stage, or at their writing desks.

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