Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain

Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain

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Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain extricates the history of masculinity in early modern Spain from the narrative of Spaina€™s fall from imperial power after 1640. This book culls genres as diverse as emblem books, poetry, drama, courtesy treatises and prose fiction, to restore the inception of courtiership at the Spanish Hapsburg court to the history of masculinity. Refuting the current conception that Spaina€™s political decline precipitated a a€˜crisis of masculinitya€™, Masculine Virtue maps changes in figurations of normative masculine conduct from 1500 to 1700. As Spain assumed the role of Europea€™s first modern centralized empire, codes of masculine conduct changed to meet the demands of global rule. Viewed chronologically, Shifra Armon shows Spanish conduct literature to reveal three axes of transformation. The ideal subject (gendered male in both practice and law) became progressively more adaptable to changing circumstances, more intensely involved in currying his own public image, and more desirous of achieving renown. By bringing recent advances in gender theory to bear on normative rather than non-normative masculinities of early modern Spain, Armon is able to foreground the emergence of energizing new models of masculine virtue that continue to resonate today.5 For Kamen, Spaina#39;s apparent a€œdeclinea€ from imperial greatness constitutes little more than a selfjustifying myth because Spaina#39;s ... Vives, Guevara, PAcrez de Oliva, Juan de ValdAcs, Antonio PAcreza€”under the rubric of nonfiction prose of the sixteenth century, but, again, ... a current of writings that express concern for moral decay at court, both of which she tucks into the political essay genre (see Guevara).


Title:Masculine Virtue in Early Modern Spain
Author: Professor Shifra Armon
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-04-28
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