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Teresa of Avila's Autobiography: Authority, Power and the Self in Mid-sixteenth Century Spain

Teresa of Avila's Autobiography: Authority, Power and the Self in Mid-sixteenth Century Spain

by Elena Carrera

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Overview

The Spanish mystic Teresa of Avila (1515-82), author of one of the most acclaimed early modern autobiographies (Vida, 1565), has generated a wealth of literary, historical and theological studies, yet none to date has examined the impact of textual models on Teresa's self-construction. In looking at the issue of the self, Carrera draws on revisions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351197052
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1 The Background of Teresa’s Writing: Spirituality as a Subjective Form of Knowledge, 2 Experience versus Intellect: The ‘Will to Knowledge’ and the Practice of Recogimiento, 3 Redefining the Boundaries between Truth and Error (1525-1559), 4 Teresa’s Criticism of Confessors (1539-1554), 5 Practices of the Self: Mortification , Obedience and Genera Confession (1554 - 1559) 6 Subverting the Structure of Confession: Role Reversals (1560-1565), 7 Writing the Self (1562-1565), Conclusion.

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