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Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain

A Tribute to Bárbara Mujica
Edited by Susan L. Fischer and Frederick A. de Armas

BUY Cloth · 306 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9781644530153 · $75.00 · Jul 2019
BUY Paper · 306 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9781644530160 · $37.50 · Jul 2019
BUY Ebook · 306 pp. · ISBN 9781644530177 · $75.00 · Jul 2019

Although scholars often depict early modern Spanish women as victims, history and fiction of the period are filled with examples of women who defended their God-given right to make their own decisions and to define their own identities. The essays in Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain examine many such examples, demonstrating how women battled the status quo, defended certain causes, challenged authority, and broke barriers. Such women did not necessarily engage in masculine pursuits, but often used cultural production and engaged in social subversion to exercise resistance in the home, in the convent, on stage, or at their writing desks.

Distributed for the University of Delaware Press


"The essays in this volume add nuanced studies of women as dramatic subjects, as actors and producers of theatre, as writers, and as subjects of biographical fiction. Each author makes a short nod to Bárbara Mujica and her indelible contribution to the fields of Spanish literature, theatre, Teresian studies, and historical fiction, but they all go on to add their own contributions to these fields. Any scholar, whether they be seasoned, or still in graduate school, will enjoy this book."

Sarah E. Owens, College of Charleston, author of Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

About the Author(s): 

Susan L. Fischer, Professor Emerita of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Bucknell University, is the author of Reading Performance: Spanish Golden-Age Theatre and Shakespeare on the Modern Stage.

Frederick A. de Armas is Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, Spanish Literature, and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago and the author of Don Quixote Among the Saracens: A Clash of Civilizations and Literary Genres.

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