The sexual culture of the French Renaissance
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The sexual culture of the French Renaissance by Katherine Crawford

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKatherine Crawford
SeriesCambridge social and cultural histories
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ18.F8 C73 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 295 p. :
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24492281M
ISBN 100521769892, 0521749506
ISBN 109780521769891, 9780521749503
LC Control Number2010000471
OCLC/WorldCa466341312

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  Carla Freccero, University of California, Santa Cruz 'The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance fills an important gap in the history of sexuality. Before Crawford's book, the contribution of the sixteenth-century thinkers to the creation of modern, regulatory sexuality was unclear.4/5(7). The sexual culture of the French Renaissance. [Katherine Crawford] -- "When the French invaded Italy in , they were shocked by the frank sexuality expressed in Italian cities. By , the French were widely considered to be the most highly sexualized nation in. The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance When the French invaded Italy in , they were shocked by the frank sexuality expressed in Italian cities. By , 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. : The Rhetoric of Sexuality and the Literature of the French Renaissance (Cambridge Studies in French) (): Kritzman, Lawrence D.: BooksCited by:

Introduction: sexual culture? France? Renaissance? The first premise of this book is that the French Renaissance understood sex and sexuality in ways that look strange to us. Neither a matter of identity nor restricted to individual acts, sexual expression occupied, saturated, and.   A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance presents an overview of the period with essays on heterosexuality, homosexuality, sexual variations, religious and legal issues, health concerns, popular beliefs about sexuality, prostitution and erotica.   The introduction argues that the Renaissance marked an important turning point in the history of sex and sexuality, and further that its French incarnation had its own particular characteristics. In the first substantive chapter, Crawford uses the retellings of the Orpheus legend down through the ages as a case-study which highlights some of these distinct : Kenneth R G Austin.   This sex manual, translated from the original French and published in England in , is racy, lewd, and hilarious. Appendix Journal ’s Benjamin Author: Rebecca Onion.

Sexuality is defined as one’s sexual character which possesses the structural and functional traits of sex. In the Renaissance, this definition was accompanied with ideologies of gender. This incorporated knowledge led to their notions of the female being inferior to . Juxtaposing the insights of feminism with those of marxism, psychoanalysis, and deconstruction, this unique collection creates new common ground for women's studies and Renaissance studies. An outstanding array of scholars—literary critics, art critics, and historians—reexamines the role of women and their relations with men during the Renaissance. French Polynesia. The Islands have been noted for their sexual culture. Many sexual activities seen as taboo in western cultures were viewed as appropriate by the native culture. Contact with Western societies has changed many of these customs, so research into their pre-Western social history has to be done by reading antique writings. Jules Michelet defined the 16th-century Renaissance in France as a period in Europe's cultural history that represented a break from the Middle Ages, creating a modern understanding of humanity and its place in the world. As a French citizen and historian, Michelet .