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Author Schlau, Stacey, 1948-

Title Gendered crime and punishment : women and/in the Hispanic Inquisitions / by Stacey Schlau
Published Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 196 pages)
Series Medieval and early modern Iberian world, 1569-1934 ; volume 49
Medieval and early modern Iberian world ; 49
Contents Introduction : toward a gendered approach to understanding the Hispanic Inquisitions -- Betwixt and between: Judaizing women face the Inquisition -- Dangerous spiritualities: beatas, illuminism, and false religiosity -- Devil with a brown or black dress on: holy women as ventriloquists of Satan -- Bewitching acts: cures, love potions, and spells -- Entre cuerpo y alma: female sexuality, out of control? -- Epilogue
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Notes "Formerly Medieval Iberian Peninsula"--Series title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-186) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Female offenders -- Latin America -- History.
Female offenders -- Spain -- History.
Inquisition -- Sociological aspects.
Inquisition -- Latin America -- History.
Inquisition -- Spain -- History.
Women -- Latin America -- Social conditions.
Women -- Spain -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012035162
ISBN 9004237356 (e-book)
9789004237353 (e-book)