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Scott K. Taylor

in Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126853
eISBN:
9780300151695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126853.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter describes a belief contending that one's honor depends on the behavior of others. In a more general sense, wives and female kin had to maintain their sexual purity and even their ... More


Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain

Scott K. Taylor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126853
eISBN:
9780300151695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126853.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Early modern Spain has long been viewed as having a culture obsessed with honor, where a man resorted to violence when his or his wife's honor was threatened, especially through sexual disgrace. This ... More


Adultery and Violence

Scott K. Taylor

in Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126853
eISBN:
9780300151695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126853.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the conventional understanding of the honor code in the Golden Age of Spain and presents its three aspects: a man's honor rests wholly on the sexual purity of his wife; he must ... More


Conclusion

Scott K. Taylor

in Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126853
eISBN:
9780300151695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126853.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book concludes by studying the reasons behind the importance of honor in Mediterranean societies. The objections of anthropologists in the past two decades that the earlier generations of field ... More


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