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Flint, Shirley Cushing
No mere shadows : faces of widowhood in early colonial Mexico / Shirley Cushing Flint
Alternate Title Faces of widowhood in early colonial Mexico
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2013
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Subject(s) Widows -- Mexico -- Social conditions -- 16th century
Widows -- Mexico -- Economic conditions -- 16th century
Married women -- Mexico -- Social conditions -- 16th century
Subject Mexico -- Social conditions -- To 1810
Physical Description xvii, 184 p. : ill., ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.165-180) and index
Contents Widowhood -- Doña Marina Gutiérrez Flores de la Caballería takes the reins -- Doña Luisa de Estrada challenges escheatment of her encomiendas -- Doña Francisca de Estrada outwits a royal official -- Doña Beatriz de Estrada chooses prayer -- Doña María de Sosa presents her case to the crown -- A family of widows in perspective
Summary "Shirley Flint explores the stories of three widows in Mexico City, giving us a glimpse at the structure of everyday life in colonial Mexico, especially the ways that women conducted business, practiced religion, and manipulated politics. Each of these widows' stories illustrates an often overlooked aspect of Spanish life in the New World"--Provided by publisher

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