By Allyson M. Poska
Women nd Authority in Early smooth Spain explores how peasant girls in Galicia in north-western Spain got here to have major social and financial authority in a quarter characterised via super excessive premiums of male migration. utilizing a wide range of archival documentation, together with Inquisition documents, wills, dowry contracts, folklore, and proceedings, Poska examines how peasant girls asserted and perceived their authority in the kin and the group and the way the big numbers of female-headed families within the quarter functioned within the absence of guys. From sexual norms to estate acquisition, Galician peasant girls regularly defied conventional expectancies of women's behaviour.
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Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia by Allyson M. Poska