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The Resource Cuckoldry, impotence and adultery in Europe (15th-17th century), edited by Sara F. Matthews-Grieco

Cuckoldry, impotence and adultery in Europe (15th-17th century), edited by Sara F. Matthews-Grieco

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Cuckoldry, impotence and adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)
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Cuckoldry, impotence and adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)
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edited by Sara F. Matthews-Grieco
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Language
eng
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 sources (such as drawings by Swiss mercenary soldier-artists), and engages innovative areas of inquiry (such as the intersection between medical theory and Renaissance comedy). Interdisciplinary analytical tools are here deployed to scrutinize court scandals and decipher archival documents. Household recipes, popular literary works and a variety of visual media are examined in the light of contemporary sexual culture and contextualized with reference to current social and political issues. The essays in this volume reveal the central importance of sexuality and sexual metaphor for our understanding of European history, politics and culture, and emphasize the extent to which erotic presuppositions underpinned the early modern world.--
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Matthews Grieco, Sara F
Dewey number
306.73094
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Visual culture in early modernity
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  • Cuckolds
  • Impotence
  • Adultery
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Cuckoldry, impotence and adultery in Europe (15th-17th century), edited by Sara F. Matthews-Grieco
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • still image
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: Sexual Transgression as Social Metaphor, Sara F. Matthews-Grieco. Part I Defamed Buildings and Shamed Bodies: Adultery, cuckoldry and house-scorning in Florence: the case of Bianca Cappello, Jacqueline Marie Musacchio; Vincenzo Gonzaga and the body politic: impotence and virility at court, Molly Bourne; Historical and literary contexts for the Skimmington: impotence and Samuel Butler's Hudibras, M. A. Katritzky. Part II Impotence, Magic and Medicine: Impotence, witchcraft, and politics: a Renaissance case, Matteo Duni; The satyr in the kitchen pantry, Laura Giannetti; Impotence and corruption: sexual function and dysfunction in the early modern Italian Books of Secrets, Meredith K. Ray. Part III Horns and Visual Innuendo: 'Divine cuckolds': Joseph and Vulcan in Renaissance art and literature, Francesca Alberti; Niklaus Manuel and Urs Graf: cuckolds, impotence and sex workers in Swiss Renaissance art (c.1510-1517), Christiane Andersson; The cuckoldries of Baccio del Bianco, Louise Rice; Picart's browbeaten husbands in 17th-century France: cuckoldry in context, Sara F. Matthews-Grieco. Index
Control code
FIEb1761871x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 294 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9781472414397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 12317552
  • (DLC) 2014017416
  • (OCoLC)883701551
Label
Cuckoldry, impotence and adultery in Europe (15th-17th century), edited by Sara F. Matthews-Grieco
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
Introduction: Sexual Transgression as Social Metaphor, Sara F. Matthews-Grieco. Part I Defamed Buildings and Shamed Bodies: Adultery, cuckoldry and house-scorning in Florence: the case of Bianca Cappello, Jacqueline Marie Musacchio; Vincenzo Gonzaga and the body politic: impotence and virility at court, Molly Bourne; Historical and literary contexts for the Skimmington: impotence and Samuel Butler's Hudibras, M. A. Katritzky. Part II Impotence, Magic and Medicine: Impotence, witchcraft, and politics: a Renaissance case, Matteo Duni; The satyr in the kitchen pantry, Laura Giannetti; Impotence and corruption: sexual function and dysfunction in the early modern Italian Books of Secrets, Meredith K. Ray. Part III Horns and Visual Innuendo: 'Divine cuckolds': Joseph and Vulcan in Renaissance art and literature, Francesca Alberti; Niklaus Manuel and Urs Graf: cuckolds, impotence and sex workers in Swiss Renaissance art (c.1510-1517), Christiane Andersson; The cuckoldries of Baccio del Bianco, Louise Rice; Picart's browbeaten husbands in 17th-century France: cuckoldry in context, Sara F. Matthews-Grieco. Index
Control code
FIEb1761871x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 294 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9781472414397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 12317552
  • (DLC) 2014017416
  • (OCoLC)883701551

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