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Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Nuria Silleras-Fernandez


This book traces the development of devotion and female piety among the Iberian aristocracy from the late Middle Ages into the Golden Age, and from Catalonia to the rest of Iberia and Europe via the rise of the Franciscan Observant movement. A program of piety and morality devised by Francesc Eiximenis, a Franciscan theologian, royal counselor, and writer in Catalonia in the 1390s, came to characterize the feminine ideal in the highest circles of the Iberian aristocracy in the era of the Empire. As Eiximenis's work was adapted and translated into Castilian over the century and a half that foll ... More

Keywords: female piety, Iberian aristocracy, Franciscan Observant movement, morality, by Francesc Eiximenis, feminine ideal, Iberia, devotion, female conduct

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453830
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453830.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, author
Assistant Professor of Spanish, the University of Colorado-Boulder