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

Edited By

Ian McCormick



ISBN 9780415139540
Published January 24, 1997 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

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 It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.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

Reviews

'A ... goldmine.' - Emma King, The Pink Paper

'Of considerable value in the classroom and rewarding for the thoughtful reader.' - Gay Times