Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815 by Isabel V. HullSexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815 by Isabel V. Hull

Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815

byIsabel V. Hull

Paperback | August 7, 1997

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"With great intellectual energy and resourcefulness, [Hull] has placed a new set of issues on our scholarly agenda. After reading Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815, no one will view this period in quite the same way again."—James H. Sheehan, Times Literary Supplement"Hull analyzes the evolving bureaucratic understanding of heterosexuality during the transition from absolutist moral regulation of sexual practices for the public good to the formation of a bourgeois civil society of privacy and property. . . . [She] offers a remarkable look at the sexual dimension of the liberal social contract and at those whose sexual liberty was assured thereby."—Choice"Isabel Hull's book is a very rich study, not only in detail and scope, but also in its theoretical implications—for the development of modern ideas of sexuality, for the development of civil society, and for the role of the state in regulating sexual matters of all types. It is bold, risky, often funny, elegant in its argument, beautifully written—and speaks to an audience far beyond its likely specialist readers."—from the Berkshire Prize citation
Isabel V. Hull is John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. She is the author of A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War, Absolute Destruction, and Sexuality, State and Civil Society in Germany, 1700–1815, all from Cornell.
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Title:Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815Format:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.27 inPublished:August 7, 1997Publisher:Cornell University Press

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"An unusually creative and important book, its argument is built on research remarkable in breadth and depth and its implications radiate from the focus on sexuality to a great variety of related themes. . . . Sexuality, State, and Civil Society invites skepticism about itself precisely because its author brings such a powerful historical imagination to her subject. It is a book to be welcomed, appreciated, and pondered."—Journal of Modern History