A Bilingual Edition of Fray Luis De León's La Perfecta Casada: The Role of Married Women in Sixteenth-Century Spain

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This bilingual edition makes accessible to readers who have little or no knowledge of Spanish an important work on the role of women in marriage, while at the same time enabling readers of Spanish to further their understanding of Fray Luis de León's work which embodies an essentially Christian view of marriage in which the role of men, women, and family are very clearly defined, providing an interesting insight into the world-view of a past age.


“…presents a new translation of the Augustinian moral treatise, which provides an exhaustive analysis of its historical and literary context, as well as classical, patristic, and humanist influences and sources.” – The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies

Table of Contents

Table of contents:

Preface, Introduction

Biography of Luis de León; Ideas and Ideals; Historical and Literary context; Genre, Harmony and its Implications; History of the Spanish Text; Notes

Note on the Edition; Text and Translation; Notes; Bibliography

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