The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance

Written By Katherine Crawford
The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance
  • Publsiher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 22 April 2010
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
  • Pages : 312 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance written by Katherine Crawford which was release on 22 April 2010, this book published by Cambridge University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: When the French invaded Italy in 1494, they were shocked by the frank sexuality expressed in Italian cities. By 1600, the French were widely considered to be the most highly sexualized nation in Christendom. What caused this transformation? This book examines how, as Renaissance textual practices and new forms of knowledge rippled outward from Italy, the sexual landscape and French notions of masculinity, sexual agency, and procreation were fundamentally changed. Exploring the use of astrology, the infusion of Neoplatonism, the critique of Petrarchan love poetry, and the monarchy's sexual reputation, the book reveals that the French encountered conflicting ideas from abroad and from antiquity about the meanings and implications of sexual behavior. Intensely interested in cultural self-definition, humanists, poets, and political figures all contributed to the rapid alteration of sexual ideas to suit French cultural needs. The result was the vibrant sexual reputation that marks French culture to this day.

The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance

The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance
  • Author : Katherine Crawford
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-22
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : When the French invaded Italy in 1494, they were shocked by the frank sexuality expressed in Italian cities. By 1600, the French were widely considered to be the most highly sexualized nation in Christendom. What caused this transformation? This book examines how, as Renaissance textual practices and new forms of knowledge rippled ...

The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance

The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance
  • Author : Katherine Crawford
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-22
  • Total pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : Beautifully written, lively, and original, Katherine Crawford's study of French Renaissance sexual culture makes a compelling case for reading sexuality through poetry, poetic theory, astrology, and philosophy in unusual ways. Providing an anatomy of some of the lesser-examined elements that contribute to the development of sexual ideology in a given ...

Speaking of Love The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature

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  • Author : Reinier Leushuis
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-04-13
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : In Speaking of Love: The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature, Reinier Leushuis examines a corpus of sixteenth-century love dialogues that exemplifies the dialogue’s mimetic qualities and validates its place in the literary landscape of the Italian and French Renaissance....

Print Culture in Early Modern France

Print Culture in Early Modern France
  • Author : Carl Goldstein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-13
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print – ...

Exceptional Bodies in Early Modern Culture

Exceptional Bodies in Early Modern Culture
  • Author : Maja Bondestam
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-21
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : Drawing on a rich array of textual and visual primary sources-including medicine, satire, play script, dictionaries, natural philosophy, and texts on collecting wonders-this book provides a fresh perspective on monstrosity in early modern European culture. The essays explore how exceptional bodies challenged social, religious, sexual and natural structures and hierarchies ...

Queer re readings in the French Renaissance

Queer  re readings in the French Renaissance
  • Author : Gary Ferguson
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : Reading works of Renaissance literature against their ancient classical sources, this book examines representations of homosexuality in sixteenth-century France and stresses the historical coexistence of different models of homosexuality. The texts and topics covered include the Decameron and its translation and reception in France, the poetry of Ronsard, Montaigne's Essais, ...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
  • Author : Jane Couchman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Total pages : 572
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : Over the past three decades scholars have transformed the study of women and gender in early modern Europe. This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The authors examine women’s lives, ideologies of ...

Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France

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  • Author : Lewis C. Seifert,Rebecca M. Wilkin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Total pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : Today the friendships that grab people’s imaginations are those that reach across inequalities of class and race. The friendships that seem to have exerted an analogous level of fascination in early modern France were those that defied the assumption, inherited from Aristotle and patristic sources, that friendships between men ...

Setting Plato Straight

Setting Plato Straight
  • Author : Todd W. Reeser
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : In 'Setting Plato Straight', Todd W. Reeser undertakes the first sustained and comprehensive study of Renaissance textual responses to Platonic same-sex sexuality. Reeser mines an expansive collection of translations, commentaries, and literary sources to study how Renaissance translators transformed ancient eros into non-erotic, non-homosexual relations....

Cuckoldry Impotence and Adultery in Europe 15th 17th century

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  • Author : SaraF. Matthews-Grieco
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Total pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : In Renaissance and early modern Europe, various constellations of phenomena-ranging from sex scandals to legal debates to flurries of satirical prints-collectively demonstrate, at different times and places, an increased concern with cuckoldry, impotence and adultery. This concern emerges in unusual events (such as scatological rituals of house-scorning), appears in neglected ...

Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France 1921 1939

Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France  1921   1939
  • Author : Rebecca P. Scales
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : In December 1921, France broadcast its first public radio program from a transmitter on the Eiffel Tower. In the decade that followed, radio evolved into a mass media capable of reaching millions. Crowds flocked to loudspeakers on city streets to listen to propaganda, children clustered around classroom radios, and families tuned ...

Pathologies of Love

Pathologies of Love
  • Author : Judy Kem
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12
  • Total pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : Pathologies of Love examines the role of medicine in the debate on women, known as the querelle des femmes, in early modern France. Questions concerning women’s physical makeup and its psychological and moral consequences played an integral role in the querelle. This debate on the status of women and ...

Sex in an Old Regime City

Sex in an Old Regime City
  • Author : Julie Hardwick
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-18
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : Our ideas about the long histories of young couples' relationships and women's efforts to manage their reproductive health are often premised on the notion of a powerful sexual double standard. In Sex in an Old Regime City, Julie Hardwick offers a major reframing of the history of young people's intimacy. ...

Pangs of Love and Longing

Pangs of Love and Longing
  • Author : Anders Cullhed,Carin Franzén,Anders Hallengren
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-16
  • Total pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : The complex relationship between psychic structures, social norms, and aesthetic representations is a challenge for every analysis of the historical manifestations of human desire. Pangs of Love and Longing: Configurations of Desire in Premodern Literature sets out to provide a deeper understanding of this relation by an assessment of linguistic ...

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History
  • Author : Gayle Davis,Tracey Loughran
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Total pages : 663
  • ISBN : 9780521749503
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Summary : This ground-breaking, interdisciplinary volume provides an overdue assessment of how infertility has been understood, treated and experienced in different times and places. It brings together scholars from disciplines including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences to create the first large-scale review of recent research on the history of ...