Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia

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Index
A Coruña:
city of 28, 34, 49, 62, 67, 108, 121, 133, 148, 150, 161, 172, 218–19, 223, 228
province 24, 36, 37, 73
abortion 240
Advent 131, 241
age at marriage 42, 114, 140, 153
Basque 233
Catalan 237
Extremaduran 241
agriculture 24, 27, 36, 56–7, 67, 102, 193, 229–30, 233, 240
amancebamiento, see cohabitation
Andalusia 22, 23, 34, 148, 241
Anne, Saint 100–2
Argentina, see Spanish America
aristocracy 7, 25, 28, 48, 63, 68, 245–6
arras 99, 122, 144, 146, 174
art:
Flight into Egypt 201
images of matrilineality in 102
image of Saint Liberata 209
see also cruceiros
ayuntamiento 170, 232, 236
Baiona 62, 142, 208, 209
baserri 233–6
Basilia, Saint 208, 211
Basque Country 108, 228, 239
Basque women 61 n. 89, 232–6, 245
Benedictines 68
Betanzos 67
betrothals 88, 90, 115, 116
bigamy 33, 34–5, 90, 112–14, 140–1, 151–2, 166–9
blasphemy 110
see also simple fornication
Cádiz 30, 32, 34, 62, 142
Calderón de la Barca, Pedro 4
Cantabria 36–7, 49, 83, 143
Cantigas de Santa María 201
Carmelites 142
cartas de apartamiento 89–93, 95, 96, 107–8, 115, 152, 176, 179
Castile 25, 35, 59, 69, 108, 110, 129, 143
migration to 22, 23, 28, 31, 32, 36, 62, 112, 141, 151, 152, 168, 173, 228
see also Extremadura
Castro, Rosalía de 226
Catalonia 85
Catalan women 237–40
Catastro de Ensenada 171, 172, 185
Catherine, Saint 187–8
Catholic Church 15, 18–19, 64, 76, 81, 82, 84–5, 93, 96, 104–6, 110–11, 113, 155, 211, 213, 231, 236, 239, 241, 245
see also Virgin Mary; virgin martyrs; and under individual saints
Catholic Reformation 5, 18, 84, 89, 109–10, 116, 129, 245
Cervantes y Saavedra, Miguel de 217
chastity 2, 3, 5, 9, 106–7, 213
see also virgin martyrs
child support 75–6, 90–3, 95, 107
childlessness 70–1, 126, 127, 156, 166, 173
children 1, 10, 21, 40, 41, 70, 128, 131, 135, 140–1, 153–5, 183, 184, 185–8, 189, 194, 207, 219, 230
child marriages 113–14
and inheritance 44–56, 71, 117, 159, 238
as servants 60–1, 64–6
of clergy 84–5, 234
of single mothers 39, 75–6, 81, 87–8, 90–3, 95, 96, 102, 103, 233
see also godparentage; guardianship; marriage contracts; stepchildren; illegitimacy

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Maps and Illustration viii
  • A Note on Currency and Measures ix
  • Introduction- Gendering - Peasant Society 1
  • 1 - Women without Men 22
  • 2 - Single Women and Property 41
  • 3 - Sex and the Single Woman 75
  • 4 - ‘A Married Man Is a Woman’- Gender Tensions in Galician Marriages 112
  • 5 - Widowhood 163
  • 6 - Modelling Female Authority 193
  • 7 - Beyond Finisterre 228
  • Bibliography 247
  • Index 267
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