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Guardianship, gender and the nobility in early modern Spain

Grace E. Coolidge


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  • Title:
    Guardianship, gender and the nobility in early modern Spain
  • Author: Grace E. Coolidge
  • Description: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Inheritance Law, Guardianship, and Women; 2 "The Great Love and Affection I Have for Her"; 3 "Giving Security to the Youthful Years"; 4 "With License and Authority"; 5 "A Guardian Should Bring Suit"; 6 "I Have Been Diligent"; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
    Contrary to early modern patriarchal assumptions, this study argues that noblemen in early modern Spain depended on the active collaboration of noblewomen to maintain and expand their authority, wealth, and influence. Drawing on a variety of archival documents from Toledo, Grace Coolidge examines in detail the legal status of these women, their role within their families, and their responsibilities for the children and property in their care.
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Boston : Ashgate
  • Format: 1 online resource (185 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-315-25375-5;ISBN 1-282-90709-3;ISBN 9786612907098;ISBN 0-7546-9942-0
  • Subjects: Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Spain -- History; Guardian and ward -- Spain -- History; Nobility -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Spain -- History; Spain -- Social conditions -- To 1800; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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