World Languages and Literature
During Henry IV of Castile’s rule, official chronicles and literary pamphlets mount a concerted attack on his authority based on his affinities with non-Christian Others. His promotion of “conversos” and Muslisms in the Court was seen as an inversion of the social order that his enemies codified through explicit allusions to the king’s “inverted” sexuality. Through a devastating discursive attack, Isabella’s ascension to the throne was paved, and the subsequent re-imagination of a Spain intolerant of the non-Christian Other.
González-Ruiz, Julio, "“¿A cómo vale el ardor / que traéis en vuestra silla?:” Otredades no-cristianas, sodomía y propaganda en la corte de Enrique IV de Castilla" (2017). Spelman College Faculty Publications. 29.
eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies, Volume 36