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.

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iv, 82 p.

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Pyle, Rhonda August 2010.

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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.

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Pyle, Rhonda. Bad Blood: Impurity and Danger in the Early Modern Spanish Mentality, thesis, August 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30504/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .