Chariots of ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the court culture of medieval and early modern Iberia
approximately 1340-approximately 1409 -- Influence;"Catholic women -- Iberian Peninsula -- Conduct of life";"Didactic literature -- History and criticism";"Women -- History -- Middle Ages
500-1500";"Iberian Peninsula -- Court and courtiers -- History -- To 1500";"Iberian Peninsula -- Civilization"
Other Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
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AbstractIn Chariots of Ladies, Nuria Silleras-Fernandez traces the development of devotion and female piety among the Iberian aristocracy from the late Middle Ages into the Golden Age, and from Catalonia to the rest of Iberia and Europe via the rise of the Franciscan Observant movement. A program of piety and morality devised by Francesc Eiximenis, a Franciscan theologian, royal counselor, and writer in Catalonia in the 1390s, came to characterize the feminine ideal in the highest circles of the Iberian aristocracy in the era of the Empire. As Eiximenis's work was adapted and translated into Castilian over the century and a half that followed, it became a model of devotion and conduct for queens and princesses, including Isabel the Catholic and her descendants, who ruled over Portugal and the Spanish Empire of the Hapsburgs.