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Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Renaissance Italy
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1. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Renaissance Italy: Themes and Approaches in Recent Scholarship

Jacqueline Murray and Nicholas Terpstra

Part I: Sex, Order, and Disorder

2. The Lord Who Rejected Love, or the Griselda Story (X, 10) Reconsidered Yet Again

Guido Ruggiero

3. Sexual Violence in the Sienese State Before and After the Fall of the Republic

Elena Brizio

4. In the Neighbourhood: Residence, Community, and the Sex Trade in Early Modern Bologna

Vanessa McCarthy & Nicholas Terpstra

5. Though Popes Said Don't, Some People Did: Adulteresses in Catholic Reformation Rome

Elizabeth S. Cohen

Part II: Sense and Sensuality in Sex and Gender

6. "Bodily Things" and Brides of Christ: The Case of the Early Seventeenth-century "Lesbian Nun" Benedetta Carlini

Patricia Simons

7. In Bed with Ludovico Santa Croce (1557)

Thomas V. Cohen

8. Aesthetics, Dress, and Militant Masculinity in Castiglione's Courtier

Gerry Milligan

9. The Sausage Wars: Or How the Sausage and Carne Battled for Gastronomic and Social Prestige in Renaissance Literature and Culture

Laura Giannetti

Part III: Visualizing Sexuality in Word and Image

10. Gianantonio Bazzi, Called "Il Sodoma": Homosexuality in Art, Life, and History

James M. Saslow

11. Vagina Dialogues: Piccolomini's Raffaella and Aretino's Ragionamenti

Ian Frederick Moulton

12. Giovan Battista della Porta's Erotomanic Art of Recollection

Sergius Kodera

13. "O mie arti fallaci": Tasso's Saintly Women in the Liberata and Conquistata

Jane Tylus

About the Author

Jacqueline Murray is Professor of History at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on premodern sexuality, at the intersections of ecclesiastical and popular lay culture, and she is currently examining the premodern experience of masculinity and male embodiment. Nicholas Terpstra is Professor of History at the University of Toronto, working at the intersections of gender, politics, charity, and religion in early modern Italy, with a focus on civil and uncivil society, religious refugees, and the digital mapping of early modern social realities and relations.

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