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The Resource Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten

Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten

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Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias
Title
Violent delights, violent ends
Title remainder
sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias
Statement of responsibility
Nicole von Germeten
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This study of sexuality in seventeenth-century Latin America takes the reader beneath the surface of daily life in a colonial city. Cartagena was an important Spanish port and the site of an Inquisition high court, a slave market, a leper colony, a military base, and a prison colony--colonial institutions that imposed order by enforcing Catholicism, cultural and religious boundaries, and prevailing race and gender hierarchies. The city was also simmering with illegal activity, from contraband trade to prostitution to heretical religious practices. Nicole von Germeten's research uncovers scandalous stories drawn from archival research in Inquisition cases, criminal records, wills, and other legal documents. The stories focus largely on sexual agency and honor: an insult directed at a married woman causes a deadly street battle; a young doña uses sex to manipulate a lustful, corrupt inquisitor. Scandals like these illustrate the central thesis of this book: women in colonial Cartagena de Indias took control of their own sex lives and used sex and rhetoric connected to sexuality to plead their cases when they had to negotiate with colonial bureaucrats"--
  • ""This work is an intensive examination of honor, race, violence, and sexuality in Cartegna during the era of Spanish rule."--Provided by publisher"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Germeten, Nicole von
Dewey number
303.609861
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.C65
LC item number
G47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Violence
  • Honor
  • Cartagena (Colombia)
  • HISTORY / Latin America / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Label
Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Debatable virginity: Doña María de Montemayor -- Love magic and a married woman: Doña Lorenzana de Acereto -- Violence, sex, and honor -- Irish honor on the Spanish Main: Captain Cornelio Cornelius -- Marriage, sex, love, and politics -- Cartagena's most notorious sorceress: Paula de Eguiluz -- Sorcery, sex, and society in seventeenth-century Cartagena -- Sex, dress, and the Inquisition -- Violence, honor, and sex for sale: Doña Manuela de Andrade -- Sex, love, and marriage in the eighteenth century -- Sex, scandal, and the military: Doña Luisa Llerena
Control code
840460680
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780826353955
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013019963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)840460680
Label
Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Debatable virginity: Doña María de Montemayor -- Love magic and a married woman: Doña Lorenzana de Acereto -- Violence, sex, and honor -- Irish honor on the Spanish Main: Captain Cornelio Cornelius -- Marriage, sex, love, and politics -- Cartagena's most notorious sorceress: Paula de Eguiluz -- Sorcery, sex, and society in seventeenth-century Cartagena -- Sex, dress, and the Inquisition -- Violence, honor, and sex for sale: Doña Manuela de Andrade -- Sex, love, and marriage in the eighteenth century -- Sex, scandal, and the military: Doña Luisa Llerena
Control code
840460680
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780826353955
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013019963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)840460680

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