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By María de Guevara

During a pivotal element in Spanish heritage, aristocrat María de Guevara (?–1683) produced outstanding essays that appealed for robust management, protested political corruption, and demanded the inclusion of girls within the court’s selection making. “Treaty” gave Philip IV useful feedback for combating the battle opposed to Portugal and “Disenchantments” recommended the king-to-be, Charles II, on innovations to elevate the country’s prestige in Europe. This annotated bilingual version, that includes Nieves Romero-Díaz’s adroit translation, reproduces Guevara’s polemics for the 1st time.

Guevara’s provocative writings name on Spanish girls to bear the accountability both with males for restoring Spain’s strength in Europe and in different places. the gathering additionally comprises examples of Guevara’s shorter writings that exemplify her skill to talk on issues of kingdom, community with dignitaries, and govern relatives affairs.  Witty, ironic, and rhetorically refined, Guevara’s essays offer a clean viewpoint at the chances for ladies within the public sphere in seventeenth-century Spain.

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