Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writing

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Ian McCormick, Ian MacDonald
Psychology Press, 1997 - 262 páginas
Expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research, it contains rare, unpublished, primary material and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.Secret Sexualities is expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research. It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.The coverage includes:* extracts dealing with anatomy and medicine* the cultural construction of eunuchs and hermaphrodites* famous trials for sodomy and the forgotten victims of the law* representations of effeminate men, fops and sodomites* Sapphic texts which portray cross-dressing, mannish women and female husbands
 

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Introduction
13
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
49
The Case of John Atherton
62
The Trial of William Griffin for Sodomy
75
A Burlesque Poem
100
Short Extracts
114
SAPPHIC TEXTS
175
A Dialogue between Cleonarium and Leaena
181
Venus in the Cloister or the Nun in her Smock
187
Roxana
198
Letter from a Young Lady
204
Travels in Turkey
210
A Spy on Mother Midnight
212
A Discovery of a Very Extraordinary Nature
234
BIBLIOGRAPHY
249
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