Represión sexual y de género en la confesión: los manuales de confesores de la Edad Moderna (siglos XVI–XVII)

Andrea Arcuri, Andrea Arcuri

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Abstract

Sexual and gender repression within the confession: confessors’ manuals of theModern Age (XVI-XVII centuries)The confession of the sins within the catholic sphere represented an efficient tool in order to discipline the individual and social conducts of the faithful, especially after the Council of Trent. The aim of this article is to analyse the ecclesiastical discourses regarding women and sexuality through sources directly connected with the Sacrament of Penance: Confessors’ manuals. My hypothesis is that confessional literature, for its didactic value of indoctrination of the priests, represented an instrument to harden the subordinated condition of women during the Modern Age.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)81-93
Number of pages13
JournalEx Aequo
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies

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