Spanish Women in the Golden Age: Images and Realities
Magdalen Sanchez, Alain Saint-Saens
Bloomsbury Academic, Feb 13, 1996 - History - 229 pages
The history of women in early modern Spain is a largely untapped field. This book opens the field substantially by examining the position of women in religious, political, literary, and economic life. Drawing on both historical and literary approaches, the contributors challenge the portrait of Spanish women as passive and marginalized, showing that despite forces working to exclude them, women in Golden Age Spain influenced religious life and politics and made vital contributions to economic and cultural life.