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Death in fifteenth century Castile : ideologies of the elites / Laura Vivanco.

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Subject: Death > Spain > Castile > History > 15th century.
Death > Religious aspects.
Death > Social aspects > Spain > Castile.
Funeral rites and ceremonies > Spain > Castile > History > 15th century.
Mourning customs > Spain > Castile > History > 15th century.
Genre: Electronic books

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  • ISBN: 9781846150630
  • ISBN: 1846150639
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 211 pages)
  • Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Tamesis, 2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: I. Introduction -- II. Types of death -- Introduction -- The oradores: Christianity and the good death -- The defensores: good death in battle -- Bad deaths -- Sudden deaths as a result of an outside agency -- Deaths imposed by the judicial system -- Self-inflicted deaths -- Conclusion -- III. The afterlife -- The oradores and the afterlife -- God and the devil -- Heaven, hell and purgatory -- The defensores and the vida de la fama -- Conclusion -- IV. The bereaved -- Introduction -- The oradores: ritual and remembrance -- Defensores and the mingling of secular and sacred in funeral customs -- Consolation and the oradores' opposition to excessive grief -- Fortaleza, grief and the defensores -- Grief and gender -- Grief and social status -- Conclusion -- V. conclusion -- Introduction -- Oradores -- Defensores -- Conflict and co-existence.
Summary: The theory of the three estates made clear distinctions between the functions of the two estates which comprised the elite of medieval society: the oradores (ecclesiastics) and the defensores (warriors or nobility). They had different lifestyles, clothing and ways of thinking about life.
Language Note: English and Spanish.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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