Perfumes and perfume-making in the Celestina

Twomey, Lesley (2009) Perfumes and perfume-making in the Celestina. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 86 (1). pp. 143-149. ISSN 1475-3839

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Celestina’s house, as Dorothy Sherman Severin notes, is at the same time ‘a bawdy house, a factory for perfumes and cosmetics, and a symbol of the misrule of a woman empowered by her illegal professions of sorceress, witch and bawd’ (Severin 1995: 45). In these pages I will endeavour to set Celestina’s skills in the context of making perfume and uses of it in the early 16th century.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R400 Spanish studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 09:34
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:42

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