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The Resource Butterflies will burn : prosecuting sodomites in early modern Spain and Mexico, Federico Garza Carvajal

Butterflies will burn : prosecuting sodomites in early modern Spain and Mexico, Federico Garza Carvajal

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Butterflies will burn : prosecuting sodomites in early modern Spain and Mexico
Title
Butterflies will burn
Title remainder
prosecuting sodomites in early modern Spain and Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Federico Garza Carvajal
Title variation
Prosecuting sodomites in early modern Spain and Mexico
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Language
eng
Summary
"Garza Carvajal's fascinating and thought-provoking book effectively analyzes the connections between masculinity and the discourse surrounding sodomy in early modern Spain and colonial Mexico. ... This book is extraordinary, and I strongly recommend it."--Peter Sigal, Associate Professor of History, California State University, Los Angeles As Spain consolidated its Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, discourses about the perfect Spanish man or "Vir" went hand-in-hand with discourses about another kind of man, one who engaged in the "abominable crime and sin against nature"-sodomy. In both Spain and Mexico, sodomy came to rank second only to heresy as a cause for prosecution, and hundreds of sodomites were tortured, garroted, or burned alive for violating Spanish ideals of manliness. Yet in reality, as Federico Garza Carvajal argues in this groundbreaking book, the prosecution of sodomites had little to do with issues of gender and was much more a concomitant of empire building and the need to justify political and economic domination of subject peoples. Drawing on previously unpublished records of some three hundred sodomy trials conducted in Spain and Mexico between 1561 and 1699, Garza Carvajal examines the sodomy discourses that emerged in Andaluciacute;a, seat of Spain's colonial apparatus, and in the viceroyalty of New Spain (Mexico), its first and largest American colony. From these discourses, he convincingly demonstrates that the concept of sodomy (more than the actual practice) was crucial to the Iberian colonizing program. Because sodomy opposed the ideal of "Vir" and the Spanish nationhood with which it was intimately associated, the prosecution of sodomy justified Spain's domination of foreigners (many of whom were represented as sodomites) in the peninsula and of "Indios" in Mexico, a totally subject people depicted as effeminate and prone to sodomitical acts, cannibalism, and inebriation
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digitized
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Garza Carvajal, Federico
Dewey number
305.31/0946/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1090.7.S7
LC item number
G37 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Garza Carvajal, Federico
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  • Men
  • Masculinity
  • Trials (Sodomy)
  • Trials (Sodomy)
  • Sex role
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Masculinity
  • Men
  • Sex role
  • Trials (Sodomy)
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Sodomie
  • Spanien
  • Neuspanien
Label
Butterflies will burn : prosecuting sodomites in early modern Spain and Mexico, Federico Garza Carvajal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised and updated edition. Originally published in 2000, by the University of Amsterdam, under title: Vir : perceptions of manliness in Andalucía and México 1561-1699
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-302) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cotita and the Antipodas, or How a Cadre of Effeminate Sodomites Infested New Spain with an Endemic Cancer Known as the Abominable Sin Contra Natura
  • Epilogue: He Died of a Broken Heart
  • App. 1.
  • Natura Armada
  • App. 2.
  • Tentando pijas y siesos: Como se confirma el derramamiento de la suciedad
  • App. 3.
  • Cotita que es lo mismo que mariquita y sus lindas ninas en la cuidad de Mexico
  • Prologue: Varied Textures
  • Ch. 1.
  • A Total Man and a Total Woman
  • Ch. 2.
  • A Brief History of Early Modern Spain on Sodomie
  • Ch. 3.
  • Mariner, Would You Scratch My Legs?
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
55889760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 310 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292702219
Lccn
2003007724
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • cfe23e22-42d7-4af1-b984-cd6abc457fde
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55889760
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Butterflies will burn : prosecuting sodomites in early modern Spain and Mexico, Federico Garza Carvajal
Publication
Note
Revised and updated edition. Originally published in 2000, by the University of Amsterdam, under title: Vir : perceptions of manliness in Andalucía and México 1561-1699
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cotita and the Antipodas, or How a Cadre of Effeminate Sodomites Infested New Spain with an Endemic Cancer Known as the Abominable Sin Contra Natura
  • Epilogue: He Died of a Broken Heart
  • App. 1.
  • Natura Armada
  • App. 2.
  • Tentando pijas y siesos: Como se confirma el derramamiento de la suciedad
  • App. 3.
  • Cotita que es lo mismo que mariquita y sus lindas ninas en la cuidad de Mexico
  • Prologue: Varied Textures
  • Ch. 1.
  • A Total Man and a Total Woman
  • Ch. 2.
  • A Brief History of Early Modern Spain on Sodomie
  • Ch. 3.
  • Mariner, Would You Scratch My Legs?
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
55889760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 310 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292702219
Lccn
2003007724
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8w6j6
  • cfe23e22-42d7-4af1-b984-cd6abc457fde
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55889760
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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