The women “devassas do seu corpo” in Coimbra during the first half of the 18th century

Authors

  • Alexandre Rodrigues de Souza

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14195/2182-7974_33-1_2

Keywords:

“devassas do seu corpo”; Coimbra; XVIII century.

Abstract

Based on pastoral visitation sources, this  study analyze the conduct of women who were accused  of  “devassas do seu corpo” in the university city of  Coimbra and as a source of analysis, it has  the books of visits and a book about Extracto de Culpados from the  city of  Coimbra (1668-1743), during the first half of the XVIII century. The pastoral visitation offer a rich material on the moral behaviour and “public sins”. The goal is to analyze the characteristics and social profiles of those involved in practices of prostitution (“meretrício”), alcoviteirice, consent and houses of alcouce.

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Published

2020-05-21

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Estudos