Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain

The Peasants of Galicia
Author(s): 
Poska, Allyson M.
ISBN: 
0199265313
Date published: 
December 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

Using a wide array of archival documentation, including Inquisition records, wills, dowry contracts, folklore, and court cases, Poska examines how early modern Spanish peasant women asserted and perceived their authority within the family and community and how the large numbers of female-headed households in the region functioned in the absence of men.