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Subtle Subversions: Reading Golden Age Sonnets Iberian Women by Gwyn Fox

Subtle Subversions: Reading Golden Age Sonnets

Iberian Women by Gwyn Fox

Published July 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780813215280
Hardcover
310 pages
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Women across early modern Europe suffered repressive and restrictive patriarchal measures that denied them education and a voice. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Counter-Reformation Iberia. Yet there is increasing awareness of a wealth ofMoreWomen across early modern Europe suffered repressive and restrictive patriarchal measures that denied them education and a voice. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Counter-Reformation Iberia. Yet there is increasing awareness of a wealth of cultural activity by women, produced in spite of long-cherished masculine notions of biological determinism, masculine control, and feminine shame. Women proved that given the opportunity and the education they were equal in reason and intelligence to their male counterparts.