A Dictionary of Contemporary Spain

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Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998 - History - 301 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinitiestakes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, examplaand vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.

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This eclectic dictionary ranges widely through "contemporary" Spanish industry, media, entertainment, politics, the arts, and more, but without any introductory notes it is difficult to determine the ... Read full review

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Garcia was born in Kennedy, Texas. She worked in California for the Comite de Mexico y Aztlan, an educational research service.

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