The Lieutenant Nun

The Lieutenant Nun
Author: Sherry Velasco
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2009-12-03
ISBN 10: 029277379X
ISBN 13: 9780292773790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lieutenant Nun Book Review:

Catalina de Erauso (1592-1650) was a Basque noblewoman who, just before taking final vows to become a nun, escaped from the convent at San Sebastián, dressed as a man, and, in her own words, "went hither and thither, embarked, went into port, took to roving, slew, wounded, embezzled, and roamed about." Her long service fighting for the Spanish empire in Peru and Chile won her a soldier's pension and a papal dispensation to continue dressing in men's clothing. This theoretically informed study analyzes the many ways in which the "Lieutenant Nun" has been constructed, interpreted, marketed, and consumed by both the dominant and divergent cultures in Europe, Latin America, and the United States from the seventeenth century to the present. Sherry Velasco argues that the ways in which literary, theatrical, iconographic, and cinematic productions have transformed Erauso's life experience into a public spectacle show how transgender narratives expose and manipulate spectators' fears and desires. Her book thus reveals what happens when the private experience of a transgenderist is shifted to the public sphere and thereby marketed as a hybrid spectacle for the curious gaze of the general audience.

Lieutenant Nun

Lieutenant Nun
Author: Catalina De Erauso
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN 10: 0807095664
ISBN 13: 9780807095669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lieutenant Nun Book Review:

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. This delightful translation of Catalina's own work introduces a new audience to her audacious escapades.

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun
Author: Sonia Pérez-Villanueva
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1611476615
ISBN 13: 9781611476613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun Book Review:

This book examines Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez as a form of autobiography through a comparative study with early-modern secular life narratives. Two questions are addressed. How is Vida y sucesos similar to or different from picaresque novels, chronicles of the New World and soldiers’ narratives? How are the similarities and differences between Vida y sucesos and these forms of writing related to theoretical parameters for an autobiography? This book argues that Vida y sucesos should be considered as a form of autobiography, with the understanding that autobiography is an intersubjective and hybrid form or a forma fronteriza.

Catalina de Erauso

Catalina de Erauso
Author: Heidi Zogbaum
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781925003819
ISBN 13: 1925003817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Catalina de Erauso Book Review:

Catalina de Erauso, known as the Lieutenant Nun, is one of the most colourful figures in the conquest of the Americas. A novice in a nunnery, she escaped and dressed as a boy. She then embarked on a chequered career in Peru as a soldier. Zogbaum follows the path of this exceptional woman and the historical circumstances which allowed such capers.

In Search of Catalina de Erauso

In Search of Catalina de Erauso
Author: Eva Mendieta
Publsiher: Center for Basque Studies UV of Nevada, Reno
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105211368332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In Search of Catalina de Erauso Book Review:

"An investigation of the life and historical milieu of Catalina de Erauso (1592-1650), the lieutenant nun, with emphasis on her national and gender identities"--Provided by publisher.

Explorations on Subjectivity, Borders, and Demarcation

Explorations on Subjectivity, Borders, and Demarcation
Author: Raul A. Galoppe,Raúl A. Galoppe,Richard Weiner
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780761832966
ISBN 13: 0761832963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Explorations on Subjectivity, Borders, and Demarcation Book Review:

With the pressures of globalization, internationalization of production, migration, and the transmission of information, former concepts of identity and cultural configuration are increasingly challenged. In Explorations on Subjectivity, Borders, and Demarcation, editors and contributors Raul A. Galoppe and Richard Weiner examine the shift in subjectivity, borders, and demarcation within Iberian and Latin American studies. This comprehensive volume examines these issues in terms of race, economy, gender,and marginality. By using an interdisciplinary approach that draws from literature, literary theory, and history this collection offers a timely discourse for the entire academic community. In contrast to similar studies this collection goes beyond the geographic aspects of borders and demarcation. These articles not only examine Latin American places and people; but, also the Latin American identity in Europe and the Mediterranean, and the experiences of other groups such as Asian Latin Americans and Indians. This collection of nine articles from both established scholars and new academic voices serves as a well-knit mosaic of perspectives that reflect the intermingling state of subjectivity, borders, and demarcation; and in turn, postmodern academia. -- Publisher description.

Reports of the Heads of Departments to the Governor of Pennsylvania, in Pursuance of the Law for the Fiscal Year Ending ...

Reports of the Heads of Departments to the Governor of Pennsylvania, in Pursuance of the Law for the Fiscal Year Ending ...
Author: Pennsylvania
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060154163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reports of the Heads of Departments to the Governor of Pennsylvania, in Pursuance of the Law for the Fiscal Year Ending ... Book Review:

Appendix to the House and Senate Journals

Appendix to the House and Senate Journals
Author: Missouri. General Assembly
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:78240656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Appendix to the House and Senate Journals Book Review:

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women
Author: Elizabeth Teresa Howe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 131717691X
ISBN 13: 9781317176916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women Book Review:

Women’s life writing in general has too often been ignored, dismissed, or relegated to a separate category in those few studies of the genre that include it. The present work addresses these issues and offers a countervailing argument that focuses on the contributions of women writers to the study of autobiography in Spanish during the early modern period. There are, indeed, examples of autobiographical writing by women in Spain and its New World empire, evident as early as the fourteenth-century Memorias penned by Doña Leonor López de Cordóba and continuing through the seventeenth-century Cartas of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. What sets these accounts apart, the author shows, are the variety of forms adopted by each woman to tell her life and the circumstances in which she adapts her narrative to satisfy the presence of male critics-whether ecclesiastic or political, actual or imagined-who would dismiss or even alter her life story. Analyzing how each of these women viewed her life and, conversely, how their contemporaries-both male and female-received and sometimes edited her account, Howe reveals the tension in the texts between telling a ’life’ and telling a ’lie’.

NUN ENSIGN

NUN ENSIGN
Author: Catalina De B. Ca 1592 Erauso, Suppos,James 1858-1923 Fitzmaurice-Kelly,Juan 1602-1638 Perez De Montalvan
Publsiher: Wentworth Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2016-08-28
ISBN 10: 9781372380730
ISBN 13: 1372380736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


NUN ENSIGN Book Review:

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Caetana Says No

Caetana Says No
Author: Sandra Lauderdale Graham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2002-09-05
ISBN 10: 9780521893534
ISBN 13: 0521893534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Caetana Says No Book Review:

This 2002 book presents the account of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women struggle to lead a life on their own terms.

Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance

Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance
Author: Alexandra Parma Cook,Noble David Cook
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780822312222
ISBN 13: 0822312220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance Book Review:

Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance uncovers from history the fascinating and strange story of Spanish explorer Francisco Noguerol de Ulloa. in 1556, accompanied by his second wife, Francisco returned to his home in Spain after a profitable twenty-year sojourn in the new world of Peru. However, unlike most other rich conquistadores who returned to the land of their birth, Francisco was not allowed to settle into a life of leisure. Instead, he was charged with bigamy and illegal shipment of silver, was arrested and imprisoned. Francisco’s first wife (thought long dead) had filed suit in Spain against her renegade husband. So begins the labyrinthine legal tale and engrossing drama of an explorer and his two wives, skillfully reconstructed through the expert and original archival research of Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook. Drawing on the remarkable records from the trial, the narrative of Francisco’s adventures provides a window into daily life in sixteenth-century Spain, as well as the mentalité and experience of conquest and settlement of the New World. Told from the point of view of the conquerors, Francisco’s story reveals not only the lives of the middle class and minor nobility but also much about those at the lower rungs of the social order and relations between the sexes. In the tradition of Carlo Ginzberg’s The Cheese and the Worms and Natalie Zemon Davis’ The Return of Martin Guerre, Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance illuminates an historical period—the world of sixteenth-century Spain and Peru—through the wonderful and unusual story of one man and his two wives.

Mary, Mother and Warrior

Mary, Mother and Warrior
Author: Linda B. Hall
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2009-09-17
ISBN 10: 0292779240
ISBN 13: 9780292779242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mary, Mother and Warrior Book Review:

A Mother who nurtures, empathizes, and heals... a Warrior who defends, empowers, and resists oppression... the Virgin Mary plays many roles for the peoples of Spain and Spanish-speaking America. Devotion to the Virgin inspired and sustained medieval and Renaissance Spaniards as they liberated Spain from the Moors and set about the conquest of the New World. Devotion to the Virgin still inspires and sustains millions of believers today throughout the Americas. This wide-ranging and highly readable book explores the veneration of the Virgin Mary in Spain and the Americas from the colonial period to the present. Linda Hall begins the story in Spain and follows it through the conquest and colonization of the New World, with a special focus on Mexico and the Andean highlands in Peru and Bolivia, where Marian devotion became combined with indigenous beliefs and rituals. Moving into the nineteenth century, Hall looks at national cults of the Virgin in Mexico, Bolivia, and Argentina, which were tied to independence movements. In the twentieth century, she examines how Eva Perón linked herself with Mary in the popular imagination; visits contemporary festivals with significant Marian content in Spain, Peru, and Mexico; and considers how Latinos/as in the United States draw on Marian devotion to maintain familial and cultural ties.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Author: Matthew Restall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-10-28
ISBN 10: 0199839751
ISBN 13: 9780199839759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Book Review:

Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime--and for decades after--as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world. Another popular misconception--that the Conquistadors worked alone--is shattered by the revelation that vast numbers of black and native allies joined them in a conflict that pitted native Americans against each other. This and other factors, not the supposed superiority of the Spaniards, made conquests possible. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex--and more fascinating--than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas.

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York
Author: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1887
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B2998367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York Book Review:

Modern Spain

Modern Spain
Author: Jon Cowans
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-05-12
ISBN 10: 0812218469
ISBN 13: 9780812218466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Modern Spain Book Review:

While the Civil War of 1936-39 dominated Spain's twentieth-century history, the country's fateful and bloody division into left and right had its roots in the events of the Napoleonic era. In Modern Spain: A Documentary History, the first broad-ranging collection in English of writings from this entire period, Jon Cowans presents 76 documents to trace the history of Spain as it struggled for political and social stability and justice through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Beginning with Napoleon's occupation of Spain in 1808, the selections include decrees of the liberal Cdiz Cortes of 1810-14, an 1841 plea for the revival of the Catalan culture and language, an 1873 anarchist manifesto, an 1892 argument for the education of women, a Basque nationalist's 1895 diatribe against Spaniards, Jos Ortega y Gasset's Invertebrate Spain, General Francisco Franco's 1936 manifesto and his 1940 letter to Hitler, the Spanish bishops' 1950 press release on immorality and indecency in the mass media, King Juan Carlos's speech on the attempted coup d'tat of 1981, and a 1999 report by SOS Racismo on immigration and xenophobia in contemporary Spain. Covering political, cultural, social, and economic history, Modern Spain: A Documentary History provides a valuable opportunity to explore the history of Spain through primary sources from the Second Republic, the Civil War, and the Franco dictatorship, as well as from the period of Spain's profound transformation following the ascension of King Juan Carlos in 1975.

Report

Report
Author: Pennsylvania. Adjutant-General's Office
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012566076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Report Book Review:

Clothes Make the Man

Clothes Make the Man
Author: Valerie R. Hotchkiss
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1135231710
ISBN 13: 9781135231712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Clothes Make the Man Book Review:

In this book, the author explores medieval society's fascination with the cross-dressed woman. The author examines a wide variety of religious, literary, and historical sources, which record interpretations of sartorial attempts to overcome gender hierarchy and also illustrate, mainly through the device of inversion, a remarkably sustained desire to examine and reexamine the nature of social gender identities.

Untranslatability

Untranslatability
Author: Duncan Large,Motoko Akashi,Wanda Józwikowska,Emily Rose
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN 10: 1351622048
ISBN 13: 9781351622042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Untranslatability Book Review:

This volume is the first of its kind to explore the notion of untranslatability from a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives and its implications within the broader context of translation studies. Featuring contributions from both leading authorities and emerging scholars in the field, the book looks to go beyond traditional comparisons of target texts and their sources to more rigorously investigate the myriad ways in which the term untranslatability is both conceptualized and applied. The first half of the volume focuses on untranslatability as a theoretical or philosophical construct, both to ground and extend the term’s conceptual remit, while the second half is composed of case studies in which the term is applied and contextualized in a diverse set of literary text types and genres, including poetry, philosophical works, song lyrics, memoir, and scripture. A final chapter examines untranslatability in the real world and the challenges it brings in practical contexts. Extending the conversation in this burgeoning contemporary debate, this volume is key reading for graduate students and researchers in translation studies, comparative literature, gender studies, and philosophy of language. The editors are grateful to the University of East Anglia Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who supported the book with a publication grant.

Sanctified Subversives

Sanctified Subversives
Author: Horacio Sierra
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN 10: 1443819417
ISBN 13: 9781443819411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sanctified Subversives Book Review:

As chaste women devoted to God, nuns are viewed as the purest of the pure. Yet, as females who reject courtship, sex, marriage, child bearing, and materialism, they have been the anathema of how society has proscribed, expected, and regulated women: sex object, wife, mother, and capitalist consumer. They are perceived as otherworldly beings, yet revered for their salt-of-the-earth demeanor. This book illustrates how both English and Spanish Renaissance-era authors latched onto the figure of the nun as a way to evaluate the social construction of womanhood. This analysis of the nun’s role in the popular imagination via literature explores how writers on both sides of the Catholic-Protestant divide employed the role of the nun to showcase the powerful potential these women possessed in acting out as sanctified subversives. The texts under consideration include William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, Margaret Cavendish’s The Convent of Pleasure, María de Zayas’s The Disenchantments of Love, Aphra Behn’s The History of the Nun, Catalina de Erauso’s The Lieutenant Nun, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s autobiographical and literary works. No other book addresses these issues through a concentrated study of these authors and their literary works, much less by offering an in-depth discussion of the literature and culture of seventeenth-century England, Spain, and Mexico.