312 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9137-7
Published: January 1974
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The Jardín de nobles donzellas, for its part, is of particular interest due to its difference from the gyneolatry standard in contemporary works treating with noble women. Instead, this text is focused on the demonstration that women are fit to rule. Further, though the text engages with the courtly pro-feminist / anti-feminist debate, as well as the tradition of “advice to princes,” it argues neither in favor of nor against the concept of a female monarch. Instead, and thereby demonstrating the sociopolitical climate in which it was written, Jardín de nobles donzellas serves to underscore the legitimacy of Isabel (the Catholic) as heir to the crown that would soon be hers.