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Author Piera, Montserrat, author

Title Women readers and writers in medieval Iberia : spinning the text / by Montserrat Piera
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 483 pages)
Series The medieval and early modern Iberian world, 1569-1934 ; volume 71
Medieval and early modern Iberian world ; v. 71
Contents Introduction: A Space on the Page -- Reading women. A Woman's Dilemma: To Read or not To Read -- What Every Woman Should Know: Women Readers and the Preachers -- Fantasy and Resistance: Medieval Women and Romance -- Writing women. The Court. Lettering Power and Auctoritas: Violant de Bar, Queen of Aragon, a "dame sans per" -- "Es verdad que lo vi y pasó por mi": Leonor López de Córdoba's Chronicle of Truth -- The convent. Forging an "interior monastery:" Constanza de Castilla's Libro de devociones y oficios -- Disabling Rhetoric in Teresa de Cartagena's Arboleda de los enfermos and Admiracion Operum Dey -- Isabel de Villena's Vita Christi: Regendering Christ's Passio -- Epilogue: Discarding the Distaff: Rewriting Minerva in Beatriz Bernal's Cristalián de España -- Conclusion
Summary "This book is devoted to medieval Iberian women, readers and writers. Focusing on the stories and texts women heard, visually experienced or read, and the stories that they rewrote, the work explores women's experiences and cultural practices and their efforts to make sense of their place within their familial networks and communities. The study is based on two methodological and interpretive threads: a new paradigm to represent premodern reading and, a study of women's writing, or, more precisely, women's textualities, as a process of creating words but also acts, social practices, emotions and, ultimately, affectus, understood here as the embodiment of the ability to affect and be affected"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 14, 2019)
Subject Spanish literature -- Women authors -- History and critcism
Spanish literature -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Spanish literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism
Women and literature -- Spain -- History
Women -- Books and reading -- Spain -- History -- To 1500
Spanish literature -- Classical period.
Spanish literature.
Women and literature.
Women -- Books and reading.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019024191
ISBN 9004406492