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ERIC Number: EJ974749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Damning Female Portraits: The "Avisos" of Jeronimo de Barrionuevo (1654-58)
Compte, Deborah
Hispania, v95 n2 p201-210 Jun 2012
This essay examines the varied and shifting representations of women in Jeronimo de Barrionuevo's "Avisos", a collection of semi-private letters exchanged between Barrionuevo in Madrid and an ecclesiastical Dean in Zaragoza during the reign of Philip IV. While the "Avisos" report on an exhaustive range of topics, women form a prominent part of the letters, from the Queen of Spain to women from the lower strata of society. This study shows that while women appear in the reports with significant regularity, the portraits are invariably damning and are curiously aligned with the way in which Barrionuevo depicts and denigrates the political and religious enemies of Spain. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain