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The Resource A lady's man : the cicisbei, private morals and national identity in Italy, Roberto Bizzocchi ; translated by Noor Giovanni Mazhar

A lady's man : the cicisbei, private morals and national identity in Italy, Roberto Bizzocchi ; translated by Noor Giovanni Mazhar

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A lady's man : the cicisbei, private morals and national identity in Italy
Title
A lady's man
Title remainder
the cicisbei, private morals and national identity in Italy
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Bizzocchi ; translated by Noor Giovanni Mazhar
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"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 official escort of another man's wife. Did this delineate a clear and brazen sexual depravity or rather a complex and refined social institution, revealing many aspects of Italian civilization in the Age of the Enlightenment? Not only was the presence of a cicisbeo part of a matrimonial, family model; it was also an important factor socially and politically. In a period in which the presence of women at parties was sought--at the theatre and in salons--the lady's escort played an essential part in promoting a couple's social life. Indeed, the company and friendship (and perhaps love) which bound a lady and her escort occurred with the knowledge and under the control of the families of the interested parties. Of course, this 'triangular' arrangement was not unproblematic. The existence of a third party posed a threat to conjugal fidelity and the legitimacy of offspring and, towards the early nineteenth century, when the ideals of Romanticism and the French Revolution were popular there was a rapid decline in the practice. For as Italy reconstructed its national identity alongside other modern European countries the image of private immorality associated with cicisbeism constituted an intolerable blemish"--
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1953-
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Bizzocchi, Roberto
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Mazhar, Noor Giovanni
Series statement
Genders and sexualities in history
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Marriage
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Political culture
  • National characteristics, Italian
  • Nationalism
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
A lady's man : the cicisbei, private morals and national identity in Italy, Roberto Bizzocchi ; translated by Noor Giovanni Mazhar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17638537
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 294 pages, 10 pages of plates
Isbn
9781137450920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014025897
  • (OCoLC)888164956
Label
A lady's man : the cicisbei, private morals and national identity in Italy, Roberto Bizzocchi ; translated by Noor Giovanni Mazhar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17638537
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 294 pages, 10 pages of plates
Isbn
9781137450920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014025897
  • (OCoLC)888164956

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