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The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and…

The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice (1989)

by Guido Ruggiero

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Using the records of several Venetian courts that dealt with sex crimes, Ruggiero traces the evolution of both licit and illicit sexuality during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, providing insight into Venetian society and, ultimately, the Renaissance itself.



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This book was not what I expected. It uses records of criminal activity to spot sexual goings on. It is quite repetitive and I became bored with it quite easily but pushed through to the end. I had been hoping for a little more scandal and debauchery. I can't say I would recommend it as a good read, but it would be useful as a research tool to avoid locating the original data, which I imagine took a long time. ( )
  KatiaMDavis | Dec 19, 2017 |
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