Sins of the fathers : moral economies in early modern Spain / Hilaire Kallendorf
- Kallendorf, Hilaire, 1974-
- Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xii, 446 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Pt. 1. Residue. Pride & Co. -- Greed breaks the bag -- Lusty lads and luscious ladies -- pt. 2. Transformation. Loath to call it sloth : the plus side of Pereza -- That gnawing hunger : the plus side of gluttony -- Angry young murderers -- pt. 3. Emergence. Disappearing deadlies : the end of envy -- Parents and lies : the decalogue on the rise -- Conclusion : the self discovered by sin -- Epilogue : to avoid reductionism.
- "Sins of the Fathers considers sins as nodes of cultural anxiety and explores the tensions between competing organizational categories for moral thought and behaviours, namely the Seven Deadly Sins and the Ten Commandments. Hilaire Kallendorf explores the decline and rise of these organizational categories against critical transformations of the early modern period, such as the accession of Spain to a position of world dominance and the arrival of a new courtly culture to replace an old warrior ethos. This ground-breaking study is the first to consider Spanish Golden Age comedias as an archive of moral knowledge. Kallendorf has examined over 800 of these plays to illustrate how they provide insight into aspects of early modern experience such as food, sex, work, and money. Finally, Kallendorf engages the theoretical terminology of Marxist literary criticism to demonstrate the inherent ambiguity of cultural change."--Dust jacket.
- 9781442644588 (acid-free paper)
1442644583 (acid-free paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -386) and indexes.
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