"¿Qué dizes de las Mugeres?": Donzella Teodor as the Conclusion to Bocados de Oro

"¿Qué dizes de las Mugeres?": Donzella Teodor as the Conclusion to Bocados de Oro DONZELLA TEODOR AS THE CONCLUSION TO BOCADOS DE ORO Emily C. Francomano "¿QUE DIZES DE LAS MUGERES?": Georgetown University "Que dize el sabio que aunque se tornase la tierra papel, e la mar tinta, e los peçes délia péndolas, que non podrían escrevir las maldades de las mugeres." The concluding rhetorical figure in El libro de los engaños reflects ironically upon the very purpose of the collection of exempla that it brings to a close. Curiously, this proverbial gem of wis- dom about women suggests that, despite the encyclopedic nature of sapiential literature, women will always escape, at least in part, the reduction to a finite and masterable category. ' The conclusion of four fifteenth-century manuscript versions of Bocados de oro [=Bocados] reveals the same anxiety about woman's ability to confound even the wisest of men while ultimately contributing to the compendium's model of mastery ofwoman as both category of knowledge and sexual object. Given the profound concern with sexuality, femininity, and gender relations in medieval Iberian sapiential literature, the frequent appearance of the "Capítulo de la Donzella Teodor" [= Donzelh Teodor] 1 Sapiential literature seeks to make all aspects of life masterable by providing its audiences with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures La corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture

"¿Qué dizes de las Mugeres?": Donzella Teodor as the Conclusion to Bocados de Oro

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DONZELLA TEODOR AS THE CONCLUSION TO BOCADOS DE ORO Emily C. Francomano "¿QUE DIZES DE LAS MUGERES?": Georgetown University "Que dize el sabio que aunque se tornase la tierra papel, e la mar tinta, e los peçes délia péndolas, que non podrían escrevir las maldades de las mugeres." The concluding rhetorical figure in El libro de los engaños reflects ironically upon the very purpose of the collection of exempla that it brings to a close. Curiously, this proverbial gem of wis- dom about women suggests that, despite the encyclopedic nature of sapiential literature, women will always escape, at least in part, the reduction to a finite and masterable category. ' The conclusion of four fifteenth-century manuscript versions of Bocados de oro [=Bocados] reveals the same anxiety about woman's ability to confound even the wisest of men while ultimately contributing to the compendium's model of mastery ofwoman as both category of knowledge and sexual object. Given the profound concern with sexuality, femininity, and gender relations in medieval Iberian sapiential literature, the frequent appearance of the "Capítulo de la Donzella Teodor" [= Donzelh Teodor] 1 Sapiential literature seeks to make all aspects of life masterable by providing its audiences with

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La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and CulturesLa corónica: Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Culture

Published: Apr 4, 2001

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