Private Passions and Public Sins: Men and Women in Seventeenth-Century Lima (Dialogos Series) María Emma Mannarelli

ISBN: 9780826322791

Published: June 16th 2007

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220 pages


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Private Passions and Public Sins: Men and Women in Seventeenth-Century Lima (Dialogos Series)  by  María Emma Mannarelli

Private Passions and Public Sins: Men and Women in Seventeenth-Century Lima (Dialogos Series) by María Emma Mannarelli
June 16th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9780826322791 | 5.58 Mb

Premarital sex, consensual relations, bigamy, polygamy, births out of wedlock, and clandestine affairs between clergy and laity were common components of everyday society in colonial Latin America. Private Passions and Public Sins focuses on theMorePremarital sex, consensual relations, bigamy, polygamy, births out of wedlock, and clandestine affairs between clergy and laity were common components of everyday society in colonial Latin America. Private Passions and Public Sins focuses on the frequency and significance of illegitimacy and extramarital relationships in Lima, Peru, during the seventeenth century.

Lima was Maria Mannarellis selection for this study because it was the administrative, commercial, and religious center of the Viceroyalty of Peru and was home to numerous ethnic and social groups.Chapter one deals with the Iberian family and extramarital relations in fifteenth-century Spain. Chapter two reconstructs the unequal numbers of men and women in Limas population throughout the century. Chapter three shows the reactions of civil and church authorities and ordinary citizens to extramarital relationships.

Chapter four explores adultery and chapter five follows with illegitimacy and its significance in Limas society.The relationship between illegitimacy and women is the focus of chapter six, with a view of colonial women and the emphasis on control of sexuality. The problem of child abandonment resulting from extramarital relationships is discussed in chapter seven.



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