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The sciences of homosexuality in early modern Europe / edited by Kenneth Borris and George Rousseau.

2007, ©2008
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London : Routledge, 2007, ©2008.

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xi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction : the prehistory of homosexuality in the early modern sciences / Kenneth Borris -- Disorder of body, mind, or soul? Male sexual deviance in Jacques Despars : commentary on Avicenna / Derek Neal -- Guastavini's commentary on pseudo-Aristotle's account of male same-sexual coitus, problemata 4.26 / Faith Wallis -- Policing the anus: stuprum and sodomy according to Paolo Zacchia's forensic medicine / George Rousseau -- Syphilis and the silencing of sodomy in Juan Calvo's Tratatado del morbo gálico / Cristian Berco -- Strange medical silence on same-sex transmission of the pox, c. 1660-c. 1760 / Kevin Siena -- Sodomizing science : Cocles, Patricio Tricasso, and the constitutional morphologies of male same-sex lovers / Kenneth Borris -- Representations of same-sex love in early modern astrology / P. G. Maxwell-Stuart -- Astrological conditioning of same-sexual relations in Cardano's theoretical treatises and celebrity genitures / H. Darrel Rutkin -- Bononienses pueri formosi sunt, elegantes et plerique optimi musici : Cardano on male same-sex love and music / Guido Giglioni -- Mercury falling : gender flexibility and eroticism in popular alchemy / Allison B. Kavey -- Intrigues of hermaphrodites and the intercourse of science with erotica / Winfried Schleiner -- Erotics vs. sexualities : current science and reading early modern female same-sex relations / Harriette Andreadis.


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