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Sex crimes, honour, and the law in early modern Spain [electronic resource] : Vizcaya, 1528-1735 /
Renato Barahona.
imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2003.
description
xxi, 274 p. : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0802036945 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2003.
isbn
0802036945 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10526435
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-254) and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Renato Barahona is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a study of sexual criminality, women, honour and the law in early modern Basque Spain. It explores the litigation of honour and dishonour by female victims of seduction, demonstrating that female honour lost through sexual transgression could be redeemed through recourse to the law.
Description for Reader
Renato Barahona has distilled years of meticulous research into a pioneering study of sexual criminality, women, honour and the law in early modern Basque Spain. Presenting his argument in a lucid and engaging style, Barahona explores the litigation of honour and dishonour by female victims of seduction. He successfully demonstrates that A? in this region and era A? female honour lost through sexual transgression could be redeemed through recourse to the law. Drawing from records of over 350 lawsuits, which took place between 1500 and 1750 (all primary sources, and all previously unpublished), Barahona offers new insights into the role of the secular courts in serving the interests of women. He does much to broaden our understanding of courtship, sexual practices, sexual vocabulary, marriage customs, cohabitation and violence against women. Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spainwill be welcomed by students and scholars in the areas of social history, women's studies, law and literature.
Description for Reader
Renato Barahona has distilled years of meticulous research into a pioneering study of sexual criminality, women, honour and the law in early modern Basque Spain. Presenting his argument in a lucid and engaging style, Barahona explores the litigation of honour and dishonour by female victims of seduction. He successfully demonstrates that in this region and era female honour lost through sexual transgression could be redeemed through recourse to the law.Drawing from records of over 350 lawsuits, which took place between 1500 and 1750 (all primary sources, and all previously unpublished), Barahona offers new insights into the role of the secular courts in serving the interests of women. He does much to broaden our understanding of courtship, sexual practices, sexual vocabulary, marriage customs, cohabitation and violence against women. Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spainwill be welcomed by students and scholars in the areas of social history, women's studies, law and literature.
Main Description
Renato Barahona has distilled years of meticulous research into a pioneering study of sexual criminality, women, honour and the law in early modern Basque Spain. Presenting his argument in a lucid and engaging style, Barahona explores the litigation of honour and dishonour by female victims of seduction. He successfully demonstrates that - in this region and era - female honour lost through sexual transgression could be redeemed through recourse to the law. Drawing from records of over 350 lawsuits, which took place between 1500 and 1750 (all primary sources, and all previously unpublished), Barahona offers new insights into the role of the secular courts in serving the interests of women. He does much to broaden our understanding of courtship, sexual practices, sexual vocabulary, marriage customs, cohabitation and violence against women. Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain will be welcomed by students and scholars in the areas of social history, women's studies, law and literature.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Courtship, Seduction, and Abandonmentp. 3
Carnal Knowledge: The Language of Sexp. 41
Coercion, Violence, and Subordinationp. 59
A pan y cuchillo: Cohabitationp. 94
Litigating Honour/Dishonourp. 119
Conclusionp. 157
Legal Spheres and Sourcesp. 169
Difloration, Dowry, and the Vizcayan Fuerosp. 173
Cohabitation and the Vizcayan Fuerosp. 175
Glossaryp. 177
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 247
Index of Authors and Subjectsp. 255
Index of Names in Lawsuitsp. 267
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