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Gender, sexuality, and syphilis in early modern Venice : the disease that came to stay

Author: Laura J McGough
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Early modern history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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This provocative book questions the assumption that syphilis (the 'French disease') became widespread in Venice because of its legendary courtesans. Using new evidence, Laura McGough reconstructs the city's sexual networks, revealing a society where sexual relations linked people of different classes, neighbourhoods and occupations. Venice's restrictive marriage customs, its role as a centre of migration, and fears  Read more...
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McGough, Laura J., 1964-
Gender, sexuality, and syphilis in early modern Venice.
Basingstoke [England] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010042403
(OCoLC)655652151
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J McGough
ISBN: 9780230298071 0230298079 1349322555 9781349322558
OCLC Number: 696332274
Description: 1 online resource (x, 202 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: A network of lovers : sexuality and disease patterns in early modern Venice --
The suspected culprits : dangerously beautiful prostitutes and debauched men --
Stigma reinforced : the problem of incurable cases of a curable disease --
Gender and institutions : hospitals and female asylums.
Series Title: Early modern history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Laura J. McGough.

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A unique study of how syphilis, better known as the French disease in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, became so widespread and embedded in the society, culture and institutions of early  Read more...

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