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The Sexuality of History

Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830

The Sexuality of History( )
Author: Lanser, Susan S.
ISBN:978-0-226-18773-0
Publication Date:Dec 2014
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.50
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We learn here that the logic of 'woman + woman” - which is to say, the centrality of the sapphic - is a constant in the two and a half centuries that constitute the early modern era in Europe (from the Dutch revolt against the Habsburgs, circa 1565 to the French Revolution).  For starters, Sue Lanser shows how a significant number of women writers in Italy, England, France, Spain, Portugal, and Holland were able to use a sapphic perspective for defining themselves, and women...
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