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Author: Renato Barahona Arévalo

Title: Seduction, Sexual Aggession and the Defense of Feminine Honor in the Basque Provinces, 16th-18th Centuries

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Journal: Vasconia. Cuadernos de Historia-Geografía

Volume: -

Issue: 35

Year: 2006

Pages: 77-101

ISSN: 1136-6834 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century | Spanish History | Prosecution: Laws


Link: Eusko Ikaskuntza (Free Access)


Author: Renato Barahona Arévalo, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago


  Courtship and Sexual Advances (p. 78)
  Promises and Seduction (p. 79)
  Abandonment and Dishonor (p. 81)
  Coercion and Violence (p. 84)
  Threats and Intimidation (p. 84)
  Force and Sexual Aggression (p. 85)
  Outside and Inside: "En yermo y despoblado" and "escalando y entrando" (p. 86)
  Abduction (p. 87)
  Gendered Wills (p. 88)
  Socioeconomic Subordination (p. 89)
  Litigating Female Honor/Dishonor (p. 90)
  Honest and Virtuous Women (p. 92)
  Dowries and Damages (p. 92)
  Women's Second Victimization (p. 94)
  Conclusion (p. 98)
  Resumen (p. 99)
    Seducción (p. 99)
    Abandono y deshonra (p. 99)
    Coacción y violencia (p. 100)
    Fuerza y agresión sexual (p. 100)
    Litigando el honor femenino (p. 101)

Note: This presentation has been adapted from: Barahona, Renato. Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain: Vizcaya, 1528-1735. Toronto 2003.