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Women at Work in Spain: From the Middle Ages to Early Modern Times

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ISBN 10: 0820436704 / ISBN 13: 9780820436708
Published by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
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Title: Women at Work in Spain: From the Middle Ages...

Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers

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Women at Work in Spain offers evidence that women not only managed large estates and conducted the economic life of monasteries, but they also produced wealth through their labor as migrant and farm workers. These essays offer important data unearthed from archives in Castile, Leon, Toledo, and Seville, by documenting the contribution of women to the economic and cultural development of the Iberian Peninsula. These studies reveal that the survival of cultural traditions, the writing and illustrating of manuscripts, and the flowering of the printing industry were often in the hands of women.

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The Editors: Marilyn Stone received her M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from New York University where she was awarded a Penfield fellowship. Dr. Stone, an ATA accredited translator, has published A Handbook of Courtroom Terms in Spanish and English. Marriage and Friendship in Medieval Spain (Peter Lang, 1990), and articles about Las Siete Partidas, the medieval legal code of Alfonso X el Sabio. She teaches Spanish at the City University of New York and the theory and practice of translation at New York University.
Carmen Benito-Vessels is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Maryland, College Park. A graduate of the universities of Salamanca, Lisbon, and California-Santa Barbara, she is the author of Juan Manuel: Escritura y recreación de la historia, and the coeditor of A Symposium on the Rogue's Tale and Horizontes: Cultura y Literatura, third edition. Her published articles deal with the themes of medieval historiography and the interaction of medieval literary genres.

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