The Gendered Identities of the ‘Lieutenant Nun’: Rethinking the Story of a Female Warrior in Early Modern Spain [C2]

TitleThe Gendered Identities of the ‘Lieutenant Nun’: Rethinking the Story of a Female Warrior in Early Modern Spain [C2]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsAresti, Nerea
JournalGender & History
Volume19
Issue3
Pagination401 - 418
Date Published11/2007
Abstract

This article follows the story of a Spanish Nun, Catalina de Erauso, who fled her life in the convent to travel across the world to serve as a military warrior to a Spanish King in the Latin American colonies. She expresses her journey as being flexible as men were respectful and judged women based on their behavior instead of their physical status or gender. The article also studies how nuns were treated in Britain and Spain during the 19th century. In addition to these two time periods being analyzed, Nerea Aresti also studies the ideas of sex and gender and how they have influenced modern society a few hundred years later. 

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