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Author Taylor, Scott K., 1969-
Title Honor and violence in Golden Age Spain / Scott K. Taylor.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008.

Author Taylor, Scott K., 1969-
Subject Dueling -- Spain -- History.
Criminal law -- Spain -- History.
Reputation (Law) -- Spain -- History.
Honor -- Spain -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 307 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The duel and the rhetoric of honor -- Honor and the law -- Men -- Women -- Adultery and violence -- Conclusion.
Summary <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Early modern Spain has long been viewed as having a culture obsessed with honor, where a man resorted to violence when his or his wife8217;s honor was threatened, especially through sexual disgrace. This book8212;the first to closely examine honor and interpersonal violence in the era8212;overturns this idea, arguing that the way Spanish men and women actually behaved was very different from the behavior depicted in dueling manuals, law books, and 8220;honor plays8221; of the period. <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Drawing on criminal and other records to assess the character of violence among non-elite Spaniards, historian Scott K. Taylor finds that appealing to honor was a rhetorical strategy, and that insults, gestures, and violence were all part of a varied repertoire that allowed both men and women to decide how to dispute issues of truth and reputation.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780300151695 (electronic bk.)
0300151691 (electronic bk.)
9780300126853 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0300126859 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 587508987
Additional Format Print version: Taylor, Scott K., 1969- Honor and violence in Golden Age Spain. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008 9780300126853 (DLC) 2008008391 (OCoLC)212627195

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