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La Monja Alférez (Diferencias) [Paperback]

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This book tells the story of Catalina de Erauso, who after leaving the convent of San Sebastin, posed as a man and left for the Americas, where she achieved the rank of lieutenant. Catalina killed many men in duels and confrontations, among them one brother, and amorous infatuations with various women. She was detained in Peru and sentenced to death after one of her customary brawls. When it was learned she was a virgin, the bishop for the region pardoned her. On her return to Spain, she was received by the king, who honored her military rank and authorized her to use a man's name. The Pope also gave her permission to pose as a man. After these adventures, she returned to the New World, this time to Mexico, started a business and lived as a man until her death. This text by Mateos is one of the various versions of this baroque story. The plot of the "Lieutenant Nun" is a reference text for feminist studies and in light of the historical condition of women. Aqu se cuenta la vida de Catalina de Erauso, quien tras abandonar el convento de San Sebastin, se visti como hombre y se fue a Amrica, donde alcanz el grado de alfrez. Catalina mat a muchos hombres en duelos y reyertas, entre ellos a un hermano, y tuvo varios escarceos amorosos con otras mujeres. Fue detenida en Per y condenada a muerte tras otra de sus habituales trifulcas. Entonces se supo que era virgen y el obispo de la regin la perdon. De regreso a Espaa fue recibida por el rey, que respet su grado militar y le autoriz a usar nombre masculino. Tambin el Papa le permiti vestir de hombre. Tras estas aventuras regres a Amrica, esta vez a Mxico, abri un negocio y vivi como hombre hasta su muerte. Este texto de Mateos es una de las varias versiones de este argumento barroco. La historia de la monja alfrez es un texto de referencia en los estudios feministas y sobre la condicin histrica de la mujer

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Item Specifications...

Pages   140
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.33"
Weight:   0.41 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 20, 2006
Publisher   Linkgua US
ISBN  849629014X  
ISBN13  9788496290143  

Availability  148 units.
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