Lieutenant Nun

Lieutenant Nun

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Catalina De Erauso
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2011-02-07
File : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9780807095669


The Lieutenant Nun

The Lieutenant Nun

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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.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Sherry Velasco
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2009-12-03
File : 255 Pages
ISBN : 9780292773790


The Life Of Catalina De Erauso The Lieutenant Nun

The Life Of Catalina De Erauso The Lieutenant Nun

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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.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Sonia Pérez-Villanueva
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-01-14
File : 286 Pages
ISBN : 9781611476613


The Lieutenant

The Lieutenant

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In 1788 Daniel Rooke sets out on a journey that will change the course of his life. As a lieutenant in the First Fleet, he lands on the wild and unknown shores of New South Wales. There he sets up an observatory to chart the stars. But this country will prove far more revelatory than the stars above. Based on real events, The Lieutenant tells the unforgettable story of Rooke's connection with an Aboriginal child - a remarkable friendship that resonates across the oceans and the centuries.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Kate Grenville
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2008-10-30
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781847673985


Historia De La Monja Alferez Da Catalina De Erauso

Historia De La Monja Alferez Da Catalina De Erauso

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Author by : Catalina De Erauso
Publisher : Franklin Classics
Release : 2018-10-15
File : 48 Pages
ISBN : 0343263750


Carnal Commerce In Counter Reformation Rome

Carnal Commerce In Counter Reformation Rome

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A study of the daily lives and material culture of prostitutes and their clients in Rome, 1566-1656.

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Genre : History
Author by : Tessa Storey
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2008
File : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9780521844338


Neither Saints Nor Sinners

Neither Saints Nor Sinners

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This book brings together the portraits and autobiographical texts of six 17th-century Latin American women, drawing on primary sources that include Inquisition and canonization records, confessional and mystic journals, and legal defenses and petitions.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Kathleen Ann Myers
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003-08-07
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780190289003


Women And Indigenous Religions

Women And Indigenous Religions

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This book examines the critical and often undervalued contributions of women to the culture, well-being, and subsistence of their communities as active, powerful, and wise ritual specialists. * Coverage includes local practices in countries as diverse as Australia, Peru, India, Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Canada, and Guatemala * Presents information from interviews with women who serve as powerful sociopolitical agents, healers, leaders, and religious ritual specialists

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Sylvia Marcos
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2010
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780275991579


Edinburgh Companion To Atlantic Literary Studies

Edinburgh Companion To Atlantic Literary Studies

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New and original collection of scholarly essays examining the literary complexities of the Atlantic world systemThis Companion offers a critical overview of the diverse and dynamic field of Atlantic literary studies, with contributions by distinguished scholars on a series of topics that define the area. The essays focus on literature and culture from first contact to the present, exploring fruitful Atlantic connections across space and time, across national cultures, and embracing literature, culture and society. This research collection proposes that the analysis of literature and culture does not depend solely upon geographical setting to uncover textual meaning. Instead, it offers Atlantic connections based around migration, race, gender and sexuality, ecologies, and other significant ideological crossovers in the Atlantic World. The result is an exciting new critical map written by leading international researchers of a lively and expanding field. Key FeaturesOffers an introduction to the growing field of Atlantic literary studies by showcasing current work engaged in debate around historical, cultural and literary issues in the Atlantic WorldIncludes 26 newly-commissioned scholarly essays by leading experts in Atlantic literary studiesFuses breadth of historical knowledge with depth of literary scholarshipConsiders the full range of intercultural encounters around and across the Atlantic Ocean

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Leslie Eckel
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2016-09-20
File : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781474402958


The Human Tradition In Colonial Latin America

The Human Tradition In Colonial Latin America

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A second edition of this book is now available. The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America is an anthology of life stories of largely ordinary individuals struggling to forge a life during the unstable colonial period in Latin America. These mini-biographies show the tensions that emerged when the political, social, religious, and economic ideals of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial regimes and the Roman Catholic Church conflicted with the realities of daily life in the Americas. The essays examine subthemes of gender roles; race and ethnicity; conflicts over religious orthodoxy; and crime, violence, and rebellion, while illustrating the overall theme of social order and disorder in a colonial setting. Professor Andrien has carefully selected pieces to comprise a volume that is well balanced in terms of geography, gender, and ethnicity. Written by established scholars, the essays are designed to be readable and interesting to students. Ideal for courses on Colonial Latin American history and the Latin American history survey, The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America will interest as well as inform students. Contributions by: Rolena Adorno, Kenneth J. Andrien, Peter Blanchard, Christiana Borchart de Moreno, Noble David Cook, Lyman L. Johnson, Grant D. Jones, Mary Karasch, Alida C. Metcalf, Kenneth Mills, Muriel S. Nazzari, Ana Maria Presta, Susan E. Ramirez, Matthew Restall, Ward Stavig, Camilla Townsend, Ann Twinam, and Nancy E. van Deusen."

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Kenneth J. Andrien
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2002
File : 321 Pages
ISBN : 0842028889