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The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America

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A contemporary of Columbus noted those crazy Spaniards have more regard for a bit of honor than for a thousand lives. This obsession flourished in the New World, where status, privilege, and rank became cornerstones of the colonial social order. Honor had many faces. To a freed black woman in Brazil it proscribed spousal abuse and permitted her to petition the Church for p ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by University of New Mexico Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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Originally I didn’t think much of this book; in part this was due to its incorporation in a past course. However, when I revisited this work I found it to be interesting and educationally beneficial .On the whole I don’t think this is one of those books you read head on from start to end, rather I suggest piecing through the text /individual stories. If you’re a history buff, or if you have an interest in L.A.C studies then this book is worth the read (though it can be rather confusing at times ...more
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