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From sexual norms to property acquisition, Galician peasant women consistently defied traditional expectations of women's behaviour.
Using a wide array of archival documentation, including Inquisition records, wills, dowry contracts, folklore, and court cases, Poska examines how early modern Spanish peasant women asserted and perceived their authority within the family and community and how the large numbers of female-headed households in the region functioned in the absence of men.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
From sexual norms to property acquisition, Galician peasant women consistently defied traditional expectations of women's behaviour.
Using a wide array of archival documentation, including Inquisition records, wills, dowry contracts, folklore, and court cases, Poska examines how early modern Spanish peasant women asserted and perceived their authority within the family and community and how the large numbers of female-headed households in the region functioned in the absence of men.
Autorenporträt
Allyson M. Poska is Professor of History at the University of Mary Washington in Fredricksburg, Virginia.