Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London: Sexuality, Politics and Literary Culture, 1630-1685

Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London: Sexuality, Politics and Literary Culture, 1630-1685

by James Grantham Turner, James Grantham Turner
     
 

Analyses English sexual culture between the Civil Wars and the death of Charles II.See more details below

Overview

Analyses English sexual culture between the Civil Wars and the death of Charles II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521782791
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and frequently cited works; 1. Pornographia and the markings of prostitution: an introduction; 2. Ceremonies of abjection: sex, politics and the disorderly subculture; 3. 'The posture of a free state': political pornography and the 'commonwealth of women', 1640–1660; 4. The wandering whore's return: the carnivalization of sexuality in the early Restoration; 5. Monstrous assemblies: bawdy-house riots, 'libertine libels' and the royal mistress; 6. 'Making yourself a beast': upper-class riot and inversionary wit in the age of Rochester; Epilogue: 'In Bathsheba's Embraces old': pornographia rediviva at the close of Charles II's reign; Notes; Index.

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