Authorizing the Wife/Mother in Sixteenth-century Advice Manuals
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Carolyn A. Nadeau. "Authorizing the Wife/Mother in Sixteenth-century Advice Manuals" Women in the Discourse of Early Modern Spain (1st ed). Ed. Joan F. Cammarata. Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2003. 19-34.