Reviews

Author: 
Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn
Reviewer: 
Saniya Lee Ghanoui

Ghanoui on Brenot and Coryn, 'The Story of Sex: From Apes to Robots'


Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn. The Story of Sex: From Apes to Robots. Translated by Will McMorran. London: Particular Books, 2016. 208 pp. RRP $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84614-932-0.

Reviewed by Saniya Lee Ghanoui (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Sara McDougall
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Neal

Neal on McDougall, 'Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230'


Sara McDougall. Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 320 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-878582-8.

Reviewed by Kathleen Neal (Monash University)
Published on H-Histsex (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Zeb Tortorici, ed.
Reviewer: 
Mackenzie Cooley

Cooley on Tortorici, 'Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America'


Zeb Tortorici, ed. Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 256 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28814-0.

Reviewed by Mackenzie Cooley (Stanford University)
Published on H-Histsex (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Gary Ferguson
Reviewer: 
Catherine Fletcher

Fletcher on Ferguson, 'Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe'


Gary Ferguson. Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 232 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0237-2.

Reviewed by Catherine Fletcher (Swansea University)
Published on H-Histsex (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Stephen Legg
Reviewer: 
Tara Suri

Suri on Legg, 'Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India'


Stephen Legg. Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. xi + 281 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5773-5; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5759-9.

Reviewed by Tara Suri (Princeton University)
Published on H-Histsex (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Philippa L. Hetherington

Author: 
Sara F. Matthews-Grieco, ed.
Reviewer: 
Emily Cock

Cock on Matthews-Grieco and ed., 'Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)'


Sara F. Matthews-Grieco, ed. Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th-17th century). Visual Culture in Early Modernity Series. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. Illustrations. 326 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-1439-7.

Reviewed by Emily Cock (Swansea University )
Published on H-Histsex (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Laurie Marhoefer
Reviewer: 
Craig Griffiths

Griffiths on Beachy, 'Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity' and Marhoefer, 'Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis'


Robert Beachy. Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity. New York: Knopf, 2014. xix + 305 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-307-27210-2.Laurie Marhoefer. Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 340 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-4915-6; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4426-2657-7.

Author: 
Donna M. Kowal
Reviewer: 
Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

Rabinovitch-Fox on Kowal, 'Tongue of Fire: Emma Goldman, Public Womanhood, and the Sex Question'


Donna M. Kowal. Tongue of Fire: Emma Goldman, Public Womanhood, and the Sex Question. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 222 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-5973-8.

Reviewed by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox (Case Western Reserve University )
Published on H-Histsex (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Philippa L. Hetherington

Author: 
Alain Corbin, Jean-Jacques Courtine, Georges Vigarello, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kit Heyam

Heyam on Corbin and Courtine and Vigarello, 'A History of Virility'


Alain Corbin, Jean-Jacques Courtine, Georges Vigarello, eds. A History of Virility. Translated by Keith Cohen. European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 768 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16878-6.

Reviewed by Kit Heyam (University of Leeds)
Published on H-Histsex (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Jennifer Tyburczy
Reviewer: 
Sean Curran

Curran on Tyburczy, 'Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display'


Jennifer Tyburczy. Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 296 pp. $37.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-31524-9; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-31510-2.

Reviewed by Sean Curran (UCL Institute of Education)
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Karin L. Zipf
Reviewer: 
M. M. Adjarian

Adjarian on Zipf, 'Bad Girls at Samarcand: Sexuality and Sterilization in a Southern Juvenile Reformatory'


Karin L. Zipf. Bad Girls at Samarcand: Sexuality and Sterilization in a Southern Juvenile Reformatory. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 2016. 242 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6249-1.

Reviewed by M. M. Adjarian (St. Edward's University, Austin)
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Helen Smith
Reviewer: 
Chris Waters

Waters on Smith, 'Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957'


Helen Smith. Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ix + 244 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-47099-7.

Reviewed by Chris Waters (Williams College)
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Cristian Berco
Reviewer: 
Mona O'Brien

O'Brien on Berco, 'From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain'


Cristian Berco. From Body to Community: Venereal Disease and Society in Baroque Spain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 288 pp. $48.75 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-4962-0.

Reviewed by Mona O'Brien (University of Glasgow)
Published on H-Histsex (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Valerie Rohy
Reviewer: 
Jana Funke

Funke on Rohy, 'Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory'


Valerie Rohy. Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 248 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-934019-4; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-934020-0.

Reviewed by Jana Funke (University of Exeter)
Published on H-Histsex (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Valeria Finucci
Reviewer: 
Tommaso Duranti

Duranti on Finucci, 'The Prince's Body: Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance Medicine'


Valeria Finucci. The Prince's Body: Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance Medicine. I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History Series. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. 273 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72545-4.

Reviewed by Tommaso Duranti (University of Bologna)
Published on H-Histsex (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

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