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Community Belonging and Community Building: Women in Early Modern Granada

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dc.contributor.advisor Cooper, Mary A en_US
dc.contributor.author Prescott, Nichole Suzanne en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of History. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:53:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:53:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77727 en_US
dc.description 255 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation addresses community belonging, community building, and community identity of women in the city of Granada during the early modern period, showing how women made use of their Granadan social context. It situates the women of Granada in the context of the economic and social turmoil throughout the early modern period, and in particular of the seventeenth century. Non-elite urban women in early modern Granada actively shaped the civic economy, culture, and religious life of the city and, in turn, their lives were shaped by the interplay of these elements. Women played indispensable commercial roles in the market economy, as well as providing the backbone of many of Granada’s most important industries. Further, their participation in the economy undergirded the creation and consumption of Granada’s civic culture, in particular the city’s annual Corpus Christi celebration. Official municipal and religious attitudes as reflected in city council records and moralist treatises not only reflect an anxious ambivalence about but also a grudging acceptance of women’s often assertive presence in civic activities. Although overt challenges to the social structure were rare, urban women aggressively protected, and even expanded, their access to natural, cultural and economic resources in their community. Urban women bridged the foundational social structure of the home to the larger civic body. In this role, Granadan women served as an axis point amidst the struggle between custom and the economic and social changes that characterize the early modern period. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History en_US
dc.subject.other Early Modern, Economic History, Granada, Religious History, Social History, Women en_US
dc.title Community Belonging and Community Building: Women in Early Modern Granada en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rosenthal, Joel en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Lipton, Sara en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Charnon-Deutsch, Lou. en_US

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