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European Sexualities, 1400 1800 (New Approaches to European History #38)
This is a major new survey of the social and cultural history of sexuality in early modern Europe. Within a frame that includes the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment, it weaves together statistical findings, discussions of changing sexual ideology, and evidence of belief structures regarding family, religion, science, crime, and ...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published January 18th 2007 by Cambridge University Press
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Nice review of things, but mostly feels like Foucault-lite. Highly accessible history of an interesting topic, but mostly seems like a review of other peoples work, which might just be the point. Was not my favorite set-up for references, either. The writing is very well organized and it presents its idea well. I could see assigning this or parts of this to students in the future.