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Item Number: 103941
Title: Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy : Practice, Performance, Perversion, Punishment
Author: Levy, Allison (ed)
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9780754667483
Description: Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010. 25cm., hardcover, 286pp. illus. Contents: Introduction: strange bedfellows, Allison Levy; Part 1 Practice: Prescriptions, Proscriptions, Positions and Props: Pleasure, shame and healing; erotic imagery on maiolica drug jars, Catherine Hess; Body language: sex-manual literature from Pietro Aretinos'' 16 Positions to Antonio Rocco''s Invitation to Sodomy, Paolo Fasioli; Prostitution in cinquecento Venice: prevention and protest, Ann Rosalind Jones; The woman in the window: licit and illicit sexual desire in Renaissance Italy, Diane Wolfthal; The cultural history of ''Seigneur Dildoe'', Patricia Simons. Part 2 Performence: Protagonists, Pretenders and Purveyors: Prohibited discourse and prohibitive relations: Pietro Fortini''s novella of Christian-Jewish love, Karina Feliciano Attar; ''Whorish civility'' and other tricks of seduction in Venetian courtesan representation, Chriscinda Henry; Traffic in mistresses: sexualized bodies and systems of exchange in the early modern court, Timothy McCall; Currency and conquest, or love for sale, in Titian''s DanaŽ paintings, Erin Griffey. Part 3 Perversion: Provocative Pairings, Problematic Partners: Peaches and figs: bisexual eroticism in the paintings and burlesque poetry of Bronzino, Will Fisher; ''Divenni madre e figlia di mio padre: queer lactations in Renaissance and baroque art, Jutta Sperling; Incest and inflection in Della Porta''s La Sorella, Rachel E. Poulsen. Part 4 Punishment: Pleasure and Pain: Acts, orientations and the sodomites of San Gimignano, Robert Mills; The craft of torture: bronze sculptures and the punishment of sexual offence, Allie Terry; Controlling courtesans: Lorenzo Venier''s Trentuno della Zaffetta and Venetian sexual politics, Daniella Rossi; A cock burning in the darkness: Giordano Bruno''s ''story of the bedtrick'', Sergius Kodera; Works cited; Index. (Visual Culture in Early Modernity)

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