Lieutenant Nun
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Lieutenant Nun


  • Author : Catalina De Erauso
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-07
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807095669


Lieutenant Nun Book Description :

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
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781611476613


The Life of Catalina de Erauso the Lieutenant Nun Book Description :

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....

The Lieutenant Nun

The Lieutenant Nun


  • Author : Sherry Velasco
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780292773790


The Lieutenant Nun Book Description :

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 Velasc...

Battle Cries and Lullabies

Battle Cries and Lullabies


  • Author : Linda Grant De Pauw
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-11
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780806146843


Battle Cries and Lullabies Book Description :

In this groundbreaking work, which covers thousands of years and spans the globe, Linda Grant De Pauw depicts women as victims and as warriors; as nurses, spies, sex workers, and wives and mothers of soldiers; as warrior queens leading armies into battle; and as baggage carriers marching in the rear. Beginning with the earliest archaeological evidence of warfare and ending with the dozens of wars in progress today, Battle Cries and Lullabies demonstrates that warfare has always and everywhere involved women. Following an introductory chapter on the questions raised about women’s participation in warfare, the book presents a documented, chronological survey linked to familiar models of military history. De Pauw provides historical context for curren...

Mexican Karismata

Mexican Karismata


  • Author : Ellen Gunnarsd¢ttir
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0803271131


Mexican Karismata Book Description :

Mexican Karismata chronicles the life of Francisca de los ?ngeles (1674?1744), theødaughter of a poor Creole mother and mestizo father who became a renowned holy woman in her native city of Querätaro, Mexico, during the high Baroque period. As a precocious young visionary and later as the headmistress of an important religious institution for women, Francisca actively partook in the project to revitalize the Catholic cult in New Spain?s northern regions led by her mentors, the Spanish missionaries of the Congregation for the Propagation of Faith. Her copious correspondence, containing hundreds of unedited letters, documents the personal experience of popular Catholicism during the high Baroque period in New Spain. Francisca?s journey to God did not...

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women


  • Author : Professor Elizabeth Teresa Howe
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781472435798


Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women Book Description :

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, both in Spain and in Mexico....

In Search of Catalina de Erauso

In Search of Catalina de Erauso


  • Author : Eva Mendieta
  • Publisher : Center for Basque Studies UV of Nevada, Reno
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Basques
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105211368332


In Search of Catalina de Erauso Book Description :

"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....

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing


  • Author : Nathalie Hester
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0754661946


Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing Book Description :

This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing--including its humanism or Petrarchism--highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity....