The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance

The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance

by Katherine Crawford
     
 

An examination of how Renaissance textual practices and new forms of knowledge transformed notions of sex and sexuality in France.See more details below

Overview

An examination of how Renaissance textual practices and new forms of knowledge transformed notions of sex and sexuality in France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521769891
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Series:
Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Sexual culture, France, Renaissance? 1

1 The renaissance of sex : Orpheus, mythography, and making sexual meaning 23

2 Heavens below : astrology, generation, and sexual (un)certainty 67

3 Neoplatonism and the making of heterosexuality 109

4 Cupid makes you stupid : "bad" poetry in the French Renaissance 152

5 Politics, promiscuity, and potency : managing the king's sexual reputation 195

Conclusion Dirty thoughts 241

Bibliography 249

Index 287

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