Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 9 of 9 items for :

  • Author or Editor: Allyson Poska x
  • Early Modern History x
  • Search level: All x
Clear All
Author:

Abstract

For decades, scholars have emphasized the importance of female chastity in early modern Spanish society. Early modern thinkers enthusiastically promoted the notion in their works, Mediterranean anthropologists formulated a cultural model around female chastity through their studies, and early modern historians followed suit in their examinations of the Catholic Reformation. However, this analysis of recent works on gender and the extensive demographic literature on early modern Spain reveals that there is little evidence that female chastity was a priority for most Spaniards. Instead, demography, economy, class, and the influence of regional cultures may have had more of an impact on the development of sexual mores than any overarching cultural program.

In: Journal of Early Modern History
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain
In: Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain