Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America

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Author:Lavrin, Asunción (1935- ) editor from the library of Professor Peter Bakewell

Year: 1989

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Place: Lincoln


ix+349 pages with illustrations, tables, diagrams, plates and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") issued in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of professor Peter Bakewell. First edition.

Contents: Sexuality in Colonial Mexico: A Church Dilema by Asuncion Lavrin; Individualization and Acculturation: Confession among the Nahuas of Mexico from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century by Serge Gruzinski; Honor, Sexuality and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America by Ann Twinam; The Sinners and the Bishop in Colonial Venezuela: The Visita of Bishop Mariano Marti, 1771-1778 by Kathy Waldon; Sexual Witchcraft, Colonialism and Women's Powers: Views from the Mexican Inquisition by Ruth Behar; Acceptable Partners: Marriage Choice in Colonial Argentina 1778-1810 by Susan M Socolow; Women, La Mala Vida, and the Politics of Marriage by Richard Boyer; The Warmth of the Hearth: Seventeenth-Century Guadalajara Families by Thomas Calvo; Divorce in Colonial Brazil: The Case of Sao Paulo by Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva.

Professor Peter Bakewell is professor of History at SMU. He specializes in colonial Latin America and has written Silver Mining and Society in Colonial Mexico (1973). After publishing this work, Bakewell spent nearly two years in Bolivia, doing research in archives in Potosi and Sucre on the larger and more famous Spanish silver mines in the region that later became Bolivia. Miners of the Red Mountain and Silver and Entrepreneurship in Seventeenth-Century Potosi tell how this region came to yield about half of the vast amount of silver flowing out across the world from the Spanish American colonies between 1550 and 1650. Bakewell's current project looks at the administration of Viceroy Don Francisco de Toledo in Peru from 1569 to 1581. Toledo was one of the most active administrators of any part of the Spanish American empire at any time in its three-hundred year span. He was given the task of organizing Peru, an area that then embraced much of the western half of South America, for the benefit of Spain.


Bakewell's signature on the verso half title else a very good to fine copy in like jacket.

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