Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)

Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)

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In Renaissance and early modern Europe, various constellations of phenomena - ranging from sex scandals to legal debates to flurries of satirical prints - collectively demonstrate an increased concern with cuckoldry, impotence and adultery. Deploying analytical tools from a range of disciplines, these essays interrogate and explore those phenomena to reveal the central importance of sexuality and sexual metaphor for our understanding of European history, politics and culture.Ortensio Landoa#39;s satiric advice manual Paradossi (1543) advocated for adulterous wives since their lovers might be, ... Middleton and others, emphasizing the profit the cuckold gained from his wifea#39;s sexual escapades.51 Such a cuckold wasanbsp;...

Title:Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)
Author:Professor Sara F Matthews-Grieco
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-10-28


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