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The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and…

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

by Guido Ruggiero

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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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Utilizing 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. Through this examination of illicit sexuality, Ruggiero sheds light on the institutions, languages, social life, and values not only of this shadow-culture, but also of Venetian society and, ultimately, the Renaissance itself.

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