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The Literature of Misogyny in Medieval Spain : The Arcipreste de Talavera and the Spill - Michael Solomon

The Literature of Misogyny in Medieval Spain

The Arcipreste de Talavera and the Spill

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Published: 13th November 1997
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The Literature of Misogyny in Medieval Spain examines the medical underpinnings of two major misogynist works from the 15th-century Iberian: Alonso de Martinez's Arcipreste de Talavera and Jacme Roig's Spill. Michael Solomon argues that these works gain their persuasive force by linking concerns over health and illness with men's behavior toward women. Solomon shows how the demonization of women in medieval society was more than vaguely cultural; it was a legitimate aspect of the healing arts, considered vital to the well-being of men.

'Drawing on a wide variety of sources, this well-researched book deals primarily with two mediaeval works, Alonso de Martinez's Arcipreste de Talavera and Jaime Roig's Spell, and the link between their misogynist content and mediaeval medicine. Although of particular interest for the specialist in mediaeval Spanish literature, as all Spanish quotations are translated into English and its style is lucid, this book could have a wider general appeal with its fascinating insight into the influence of mediaeval medical theory and practice on the writing of this time.' The Bulletin

Introduction: the preacher and the physician
Disease and the Medieval Clinic
Disease, discourse, and illness: the structure of healing in late medieval Spain
Sexual pathology and the etiology of lovesickness
The Arcipreste de Talavera and the Spill
The poetics of infection in the Arcipreste and the Spill
The poetics of the compendium and the conditions of the clinic in the Arcipreste de Talavera and the Spill
The tortured body and the abjectified voice: additional therapeutic strategies in the Arcipreste and the Spill
The Triumph of the Clinic
Women, the power to disease and the fictions of the counter-clinic
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ISBN: 9780521563901
ISBN-10: 0521563909
Series: Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 13th November 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.52