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Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe

Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe

Author: Kathleen P Long
Publisher: London Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2016
Series: Women and gender in the early modern world, 2016: 6
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Kathleen Long analyzes works from a range of disciplines and domains, medical, alchemical, philosophical, poetic, and political, to explore the reasons for the centrality of the hermaphrodite in  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen P Long
ISBN: 9781138259386 1138259381 9780754656098 0754656098
OCLC Number: 1050070938
Description: 268 p.
Contents: Contents: Introduction: Sex and gender wars; Sexual dissonance: early modern scientific accounts of hermaphrodism; The cultural and medical construction of gender: Caspar Bauhin; Jacques Duval on hermaphrodites: culture wars in the medical profession; Hermetic hermaphrodites; Gender and power in the alchemical works of Clovis Hesteau de Nuysement; Lyric hermaphrodites; The royal hermaphrodite: Henri III of France; Hermaphrodites newly discovered: the cultural monsters of early modern France; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world, 2016: 6
Responsibility: Kathleen P. Long.


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