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'Tis Nature's Fault: Unauthorized Sexuality during the Enlightenment

'Tis Nature's Fault: Unauthorized Sexuality during the Enlightenment

by Robert Purks Maccubbin
     
 

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The essays in this volume address sexual phenomena in eighteenth-century Europe that were for one reason or another outside the legal or sanctified systems of acceptability: most notably, unwed heterosexual domesticity, masturbation, prostitution, libertinism, homosexuality, and erotic literature. The contributors' essays make an important first step toward

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The essays in this volume address sexual phenomena in eighteenth-century Europe that were for one reason or another outside the legal or sanctified systems of acceptability: most notably, unwed heterosexual domesticity, masturbation, prostitution, libertinism, homosexuality, and erotic literature. The contributors' essays make an important first step toward integrating sexuality into our general understanding of eighteenth century culture. Contributors: Roy Porter; Jean-Marie Goulemot with Odile Wagner and Arthur Greenspan, translators; John R. Gillis; Theodore Tarczylo with James Coke and Michael Murray, translators; Vern L. Bullough; James G. Turner; Jean-Pierre Guicciardi with Michael Murray, translator; David Coward; Randolph Trumbach; Michel Delon, with Nelly Stephane, translator; G. S. Rousseau; Arend H. Huussen, Jr.; Michael Rey with Robert A. Day and Robert Welch, translators; Peter Sabor; Paul-Gabriel Bouce Robert J. Ellrich; Robert L. Dawson; Armando Marchi with James Cook and David Marsh, translators.

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"The work is well documented and indispensable for an understanding of the development of sexual, political and social attitudes and behavior during the enlightenment." The Eighteenth Century

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ISBN-13:
9780521347686
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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