Introduction The duel and the rhetoric of honor Honor and the law Men Women Adultery and violence Conclusion.
Early modern Spain has long been viewed as having a culture obsessed with honour, where a man resorted to violence when his or his wife's honour was threatened, especially through sexual disgrace. This book, closely examining honour and interpersonal violence in the era, overturns this idea.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index.