Gender, Sexuality, And Syphilis In Early Modern Venice: The Disease that Came to Stay

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byLaura J. McGough

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A unique study of how syphilis, better known as the French disease in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, became so widespread and embedded in the society, culture and institutions of early modern Venice due to the pattern of sexual relations that developed from restrictive marital customs, widespread migration and male privilege.

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A unique study of how syphilis, better known as the French disease in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, became so widespread and embedded in the society, culture and institutions of early modern Venice due to the pattern of sexual relations that developed from restrictive marital customs, widespread migration and male privilege.

LAURA MCGOUGH Lecturer in the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Ghana. She undertook postdoctoral training in sexually transmitted diseases at Johns Hopkins University after completing her Ph.D. at Northwestern University in History, and has worked as a consultant for HIV/AIDS projects for the Centers for Disease Control a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.92 × 5.62 × 0.76 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230252923

ISBN - 13:9780230252929

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Table of Contents

Illustrations and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Network of Lovers: Sexuality and Disease Patterns in Early Modern Venice
The Suspected Culprits: Dangerously Beautiful Prostitutes and Debauched Men
Stigma Reinforced: The Problem of Incurable Cases of a Curable Disease
Gender and Institutions: Hospitals and Female Asylums
Conclusion
Afterword
Bibliography
Index