Bad Blood: Impurity and Danger in the Early Modern Spanish Mentality

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The current work is an intellectual history of how blood permeated early modern Spaniards' conceptions of morality and purity. This paper examines Spanish intellectuals' references to blood in their medical, theological, demonological, and historical works. Through these excerpts, this thesis demonstrates how this language of blood played a role in buttressing the church's conception of good morals. This, in turn, will show that blood was used as a way to persecute Jews and Muslims, and ultimately define the early modern Spanish identity.

Creator(s): Pyle, Rhonda
Creation Date: August 2010
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: August 2010
Description:

The current work is an intellectual history of how blood permeated early modern Spaniards' conceptions of morality and purity. This paper examines Spanish intellectuals' references to blood in their medical, theological, demonological, and historical works. Through these excerpts, this thesis demonstrates how this language of blood played a role in buttressing the church's conception of good morals. This, in turn, will show that blood was used as a way to persecute Jews and Muslims, and ultimately define the early modern Spanish identity.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: History
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iv, 82 p.

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Keyword(s): Blood | impurity | Spain
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 700932282 |
  • UNTCAT: b3914505 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30504
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Pyle, Rhonda
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