Widows and the literary imagination -- Subjects of counsel -- Objects of desire -- Sex in the city -- To her alone pertains the governance of all her house (Gaspar Astete) -- Master and mistress of the household -- Father and mother of their children -- A widow's work is never done -- Worthy recipients and pious donors -- Widowhood, poverty, and charity -- Family, memory, and the sacralization of urban space -- Coda. The strange case of a wicked and cruel woman.
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