Kitts, Sally-Ann

Debate on the Nature, Role and Influence of Woman in Eighteenth-Century Spain
1995 0-7734-9088-4
Based on an exhaustive examination of archival sources which revealed much new material, this volume presents a thorough and incisive review of the range of opinions found in pamphlets and periodicals from the beginning of the debate to its decline in the first years of the nineteenth century. Highlighting evolutionary stages in the discussion, it reveals and clarifies the attitudes and assumptions which underpin the various essays and places the debate on woman within the context of the social, political and intellectual background of eighteenth-century Spain. Topics in the archival sources included education, marriage, work, population, charity, the arts, and prostitution.