Feminine Novohispanic Culture

The feminine culture during the Colony is the subject that Josefina Muriel develops throughout this work.  She gives plenty of data on those our ancestor women that were the transmitters, although placed in a second plane, of the cultural values ​​that constituted their world. It presents these women by what they wrote themselves, which allows us to directly receive their thoughts, with their own characteristics and style. In seven chapters and “A final glimpse”, Josefina Muriel has grouped these women according to the subject of their texts and following a chronological order. The author presents us: the pre-courtesan women (those who came from Spain in the early days), the women during the viceroyalty, the women chroniclers, the poetess and the mystic women.


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