In women and authority in early modern spain allyson poska examines gendered aspects of power legal domestic and economic in the peasant communities of early modern galicia in northwest spain. Women nd authority in early modern spain explores how peasant women in galicia in north western spain came to have significant social and economic authority in a region characterized by extremely high rates of male migration using a wide array of archival documentation including inquisition records wills dowry contracts folklore and court . While scholars have marveled at how accused witches mystical nuns and aristocratic women understood and used their wealth power and authority to manipulate both men and institutions most early modern women were not privileged by money or supernatural contacts. Women and authority in early modern spain the peasants of galicia allyson m poska reveals the reality of daily life for ordinary women in early modern spain. Get this from a library women and authority in early modern spain the peasants of galicia allyson m poska using a wide array of archival documentation including inquisition records wills dowry contracts folklore and court cases poska examines how early modern spanish peasant women asserted and
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