Lieutenant Nun

Lieutenant Nun
Author: Catalina De Erauso
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780807095669
Available:
Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Lieutenant Nun

The Lieutenant Nun
Author: Sherry Velasco
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9780292773790
Available:
Release: 2009-12-03
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Life of Catalina de Erauso the Lieutenant Nun

The Life of Catalina de Erauso  the Lieutenant Nun
Author: Sonia Pérez-Villanueva
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781611476613
Available:
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

In Search of Catalina de Erauso

In Search of Catalina de Erauso
Author: Eva Mendieta
Pages: 243
ISBN: STANFORD:36105211368332
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Release: 2009
Editor: Center for Basque Studies UV of Nevada, Reno
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

The Life of Catalina de Erauso the Lieutenant Nun

The Life of Catalina de Erauso  the Lieutenant Nun
Author: Sonia Pérez-Villanueva
Pages: 225
ISBN: 1611476607
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Catalina de Erauso

Catalina de Erauso
Author: Heidi Zogbaum
Pages: 133
ISBN: 1925003817
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Catalina de Erauso, known as the Lieutenant Nun, is one of the most colourful figures in the conquest of the Americas. A novice in a nunnery, she escaped and dressed as a boy. She then embarked on a chequered career in Peru as a soldier. Zogbaum follows the path of this exceptional woman and the historical circumstances which allowed such capers.

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe
Author: Lisa Hopkins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9462987505
Available:
Release: 2019-02-25
Editor: Gendering the Late Medieval an
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe examines the lives of women whose gender impeded the exercise of their personal, political, and religious agency, with an emphasis on the conflict that occurred when they crossed the edges society placed on their gender. Many of the women featured in this collection have only been afforded cursory scholarly focus, or the focus has been isolated to a specific, (in)famous event. This collection redresses this imbalance by providing comprehensive discussions of the women's lives, placing the matter that makes them known to history within the context of their entire life. Focusing on women from different backgrounds - such as Marie Meurdrac, the French chemist; Anna Trapnel, the Fifth Monarchist and prophetess; and Cecilia of Sweden, princess, margravine, countess, and regent - this collection brings together a wide range of scholars from a variety of disciplines to bring attention to these previously overlooked women.

The Europe of 1500 1815 on Film and Television

The Europe of 1500 1815 on Film and Television
Author: Michael Klossner
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0786477512
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Release: 2014
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The geographic scope of this work is all of Europe, European Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, the Mediterranean Islands such as Sicily and Corsica, the Caucasus area north of Turkey, including territory now in the new republics of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, and the Balkans and Greece. There are entries for feature films, shorts, animation, silents, television series and films, miniseries, epics, war films, dramas, literary adaptations, comedies, horrors, mysteries, musical comedies, and operettas. Entries provide filmographic data, cast and credits, a brief synopsis, commentary, and references to the Variety review and one other filmographic source. Most of the titles were produced in Europe or Hollywood, but a few were made in such countries as Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Argentina. Documentaries are not included. Subject (places, periods, events, and historical figures) and name indexes allow for easy reference.

The Convent of Pleasure A Comedy

The Convent of Pleasure  A Comedy
Author: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465603227
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

MAdam, you being young, handsome, rich, and virtuous, I hope you will not cast away those gifts of Nature, Fortune, and Heaven, upon a Person which cannot merit you? L. Happy. Let me tell you, that Riches ought to be bestowed on such as are poor, and want means to maintain themselves; and Youth, on those that are old; Beauty, on those that are ill-favoured; and Virtue, on those that are vicious: So that if I should place my gifts rightly, I must Marry one that's poor, old, ill-favoured, and debauch'd.

Lesbians in Early Modern Spain

Lesbians in Early Modern Spain
Author: Sherry Velasco
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780826517524
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Release: 2011-05-02
Editor: Vanderbilt University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wide range of accounts of lesbian relationships unearthed from the historical record

Lieutenant Nun transgenderism lesbian Desire Catalina Erauso

Lieutenant Nun transgenderism lesbian Desire   Catalina Erauso
Author: sm velasco
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1181436173
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Latin America in Colonial Times

Latin America in Colonial Times
Author: Matthew Restall,Kris Lane
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781108416405
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Release: 2018-06-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This second edition is a concise history of Latin America from the Aztecs and Incas to Independence.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Author: John Boyne
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781448139880
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Release: 2012-08-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone' Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together? BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.

The Lieutenant

The Lieutenant
Author: Kate Grenville
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781847673985
Available:
Release: 2009-05-02
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 skies above. Based on real events, The Lieutenant tells the unforgettable story of Rooke’s connection to an Aboriginal child – a remarkable friendship that resonates across the oceans and the centuries.

Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century

Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Joseph Judson Dimock,Louis A. Perez
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9780585282091
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Release: 2004-10-26
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was pursuing manifest destiny. The war with Mexico had resulted in a vast increase of national territory, and many north Americans wanted Cuba as the next acquisition. In addition to annexationist plots, Cuban life was marked by slave conspiracies, colonial insurrections, economic expansion, and political intrigue. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century describes the social, economic and political conditions in the 1850s. Dimock's entries of his travels and observations as an American reveal details of Cuban agriculture, plant life, and natural resources. The diary also provides elaborate accounts of the sugar industry, extensive commentary on the daily live of slaves, Spaniards, and Cubans. Dimock's curiosity led him around the island, into prisons, salons, and other unusual places, resulting in a wide-ranging account of Cuban life. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century provides a highly accessible, entertaining, and insightful look at Cuba.

Neither Saints Nor Sinners

Neither Saints Nor Sinners
Author: Kathleen Ann Myers
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780195157239
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Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun
Author: Catalina de Erauso.,Michele Stepto,Gabriel Stepto,Marjorie Garber
Pages: 79
ISBN: OCLC:320807083
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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America Pacifica

America Pacifica
Author: Anna North
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316134125
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Reagan Arthur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives on the island of America Pacifica -- one of the last places on earth that is still habitable, after North America has succumbed to a second ice age. Education, food, and basic means of survival are the province of a chosen few, while the majority of the island residents must struggle to stay alive. The rich live in "Manhattanville" mansions made from the last pieces of wood and stone, while the poor cower in the shantytown slums of "Hell City" and "Little Los Angeles," places built out of heaped up trash that is slowly crumbling into the sea. The island is ruled by a mysterious dictator named Tyson, whose regime is plagued by charges of corruption and conspiracy. But to Darcy, America Pacifica is simply home -- the only one she's ever known. In spite of their poverty she lives contentedly with her mother, who works as a pearl diver. It's only when her mother doesn't come home one night that Darcy begins to learn about her past as a former "Mainlander," and her mother's role in the flight from frozen California to America Pacifica. Darcy embarks on a quest to find her mother, navigating the dark underbelly of the island, learning along the way the disturbing truth of Pacifica's early history, the far-reaching influence of its egomaniacal leader, and the possible plot to murder some of the island's first inhabitants -- including her mother.

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women

Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women
Author: Elizabeth Teresa Howe
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781317176916
Available:
Release: 2016-04-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. There are, indeed, examples of autobiographical writing by women in Spain and its New World empire, evident as early as the fourteenth-century Memorias penned by Doña Leonor López de Cordóba and continuing through the seventeenth-century Cartas of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. What sets these accounts apart, the author shows, are the variety of forms adopted by each woman to tell her life and the circumstances in which she adapts her narrative to satisfy the presence of male critics-whether ecclesiastic or political, actual or imagined-who would dismiss or even alter her life story. Analyzing how each of these women viewed her life and, conversely, how their contemporaries-both male and female-received and sometimes edited her account, Howe reveals the tension in the texts between telling a ’life’ and telling a ’lie’.

Gender and Religion 2nd Edition

Gender and Religion  2nd Edition
Author: Barbara Crandall
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781441141194
Available:
Release: 2011-12-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When did patriarchy start and why? What explanation did the major world religions offer for women's inferiority? How have their beliefs and scriptures influenced women's lives in different parts of the world where they are the dominant faith? Gender and Religion 2nd Edition investigates the statement that the major world religions consider women to be inferior to men by reviewing the religious tracts and laws relating to women. Presenting the socio-political context in which these ideas developed, Barbara Crandall reveals that none of them invented the concept, but accepted it as the custom of human society where and when each began. Using material on the history of patriarchy and up-to-date discussions of women's achievements, the book explores the way gender issues are addressed in the various sacred texts impacting upon women's education, employment, property and inheritance rights, franchise and participation in government, marriages, rights to their children, practice of religion, and control of their own bodies.