A Lady's Man: The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy

A Lady's Man: The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy

by Roberto Bizzocchi

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A Lady's Man: The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy by Roberto Bizzocchi

Three people in a marriage: a woman and two men. This was the eighteenth-century Italian aristocratic model of marriage, characterized by the presence of the cicisbeo, the escort of another man's wife. Was it a brazen depravity or a complex and refined social institution, revealing aspects of Italian civilization in the Age of the Enlightenment?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137450920
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/20/2014
Series: Genders and Sexualities in History
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 7
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roberto Bizzocchi teaches Early Modern History at the University of Pisa, Italy. Among others, he has written In famiglia. Interessi e affetti nell'Italia moderna (Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001), and Genealogie incredibili. Scritti di Storia nell'Europa moderna (Bologna, il Mulino, 2009 2nd. ed., French translation: Paris, Editions Rue d'Ulm 2010).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Who were the Cicisbei? 2. In the World of Enlightenment 3. In the Eighteenth-Century Society 4. The Geopolitics of Cicisbeism 5. The Erotic Implications of Cicisbeism 6. The Cicisbei Banned

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