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Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800

Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800

1st Edition

Francisco Vazquez Garcia
January 21, 2016

Early modern European thought held that men and women were essentially the same. During the seventeenth century, medical and legal arguments began to turn against this ‘one-sex’ model, with hermaphroditism seen as a medieval superstition. This book traces this change in Iberia in comparison to the...

The English Execution Narrative, 1200–1700

The English Execution Narrative, 1200–1700

1st Edition

Katherine Royer
January 21, 2016

Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show of retribution and revenge became a ceremonial portrayal of redemption as the political,...

The Study of Anatomy in Britain, 1700–1900

The Study of Anatomy in Britain, 1700–1900

1st Edition

Fiona Hutton
January 21, 2016

Hutton looks at Manchester and Oxford to provide a comparative history of anatomical study. Using the Anatomy Act as a focal point, she examines how these two cities dealt with the need for bodies over two centuries....

The Prostitute's Body: Rewriting Prostitution in Victorian Britain

The Prostitute's Body: Rewriting Prostitution in Victorian Britain

1st Edition

Nina Attwood
January 21, 2016

Attwood examines Victorian attitudes to prostitution across a number of sources: medical, literary, pornographic....

The Life of Madame Necker: Sin, Redemption and the Parisian Salon

The Life of Madame Necker: Sin, Redemption and the Parisian Salon

1st Edition

Sonja Boon
January 21, 2016

Madame Necker occupies a unique position in French social and cultural history. This study breaks new ground by examining the profoundly corporeal nature of Madame Necker’s life – her debilitating, decades-long psychic and somatic suffering and subsequent curious death....

The Early Modern Child in Art and History

The Early Modern Child in Art and History

1st Edition

Matthew Knox Averett
June 01, 2015

Childhood is not only a biological age, it is also a social construct. The essays in this collection range chronologically from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, and geographically across England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. They chart the depictions of children in various media...

The Body, Gender and Culture 1–10

The Body, Gender and Culture 1–10

1st Edition


July 01, 2012

Contains the first ten books from the series....

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