Reviews

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

Author: 
S. N. Nyeck, Marc Epprecht, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sarah Duff

Duff on Nyeck and Epprecht, 'Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, and Citizenship'


S. N. Nyeck, Marc Epprecht, eds. Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, and Citizenship. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013. 312 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4187-0; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4188-7.

Reviewed by Sarah Duff (University of the Witwatersrand)
Published on H-Histsex (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Susan S. Lanser
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Jennings

Jennings on Lanser, 'The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830'


Susan S. Lanser. The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 344 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-18773-0.

Reviewed by Rebecca Jennings (Macquarie University)
Published on H-Histsex (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Valerie Traub
Reviewer: 
Mackenzie Cooley

Cooley on Traub, 'Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns'


Valerie Traub. Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns. Haney Foundation Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 480 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4729-9.

Reviewed by Mackenzie Cooley (Stanford University)
Published on H-Histsex (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Erica Lorraine Williams
Reviewer: 
Melanie A. Medeiros

Medeiros on Williams, 'Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements'


Erica Lorraine Williams. Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 224 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07944-3; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03793-1.

Reviewed by Melanie A. Medeiros (SUNY Geneseo)
Published on H-Histsex (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Zubin Mistry
Reviewer: 
Rachel Stone

Stone on Mistry, 'Abortion in the Early Middle Ages, c.500-900'


Zubin Mistry. Abortion in the Early Middle Ages, c.500-900. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2015. 304 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-903153-57-4.

Reviewed by Rachel Stone (King's College London)
Published on H-Histsex (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Tommy Dickinson
Reviewer: 
Ivan Crozier

Crozier on Dickinson, ''Curing queers': Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74'


Tommy Dickinson. 'Curing queers': Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-9588-7.

Reviewed by Ivan Crozier (The University of Sydney)
Published on H-Histsex (December, 2015)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Tom Linkinen
Reviewer: 
Kit Heyam

Heyam on Linkinen, 'Same-Sex Sexuality in Later Medieval English Culture'


Tom Linkinen. Same-Sex Sexuality in Later Medieval English Culture. Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies Series. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014. 376 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-8964-629-3.

Reviewed by Kit Heyam (University of Leeds)
Published on H-Histsex (November, 2015)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
Roberto Bizzocchi
Reviewer: 
Mark Seymour

Seymour on Bizzocchi, 'A Lady's Man: The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy'

 

Roberto Bizzocchi. A Lady's Man: The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy. Translated by Noor Giovanni Mazhar. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 320 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-45092-0.

 

Reviewed by Mark Seymour (University of Otago)
Published on H-Histsex (November, 2015)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Marie H. Loughlin, ed.
Reviewer: 
Sara Read

Read on Loughlin, 'Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735: An Anthology of Literary Texts and Contexts'


Marie H. Loughlin, ed. Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735: An Anthology of Literary Texts and Contexts. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. Illustrations. 464 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8207-8; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7190-8208-5.

Reviewed by Sara Read (Loughborough University)
Published on H-Histsex (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Susan L. Burns, Barbara J. Brooks, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michiko Suzuki

Suzuki on Burns and Brooks, 'Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium'


Susan L. Burns, Barbara J. Brooks, eds. Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. 301 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3715-0.

Reviewed by Michiko Suzuki (Indiana University)
Published on H-Histsex (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Víctor M. Macías-González, Anne Rubenstein, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susie Porter

Porter on Macías-González and Rubenstein, 'Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico'


Víctor M. Macías-González, Anne Rubenstein, eds. Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012. xii + 280 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-2905-9.

Reviewed by Susie Porter (University of Utah)
Published on H-Histsex (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

Author: 
Robin Bauer
Reviewer: 
Ivan Crozier

Crozier on Bauer, 'Queer BDSM Intimacies: Critical Consent and Pushing Boundaries'


Robin Bauer. Queer BDSM Intimacies: Critical Consent and Pushing Boundaries. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014. vii + 289 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-43501-9.

Reviewed by Ivan Crozier (The University of Sydney)
Published on H-Histsex (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

BDSM at the Boundaries

Author: 
Matt Cook
Reviewer: 
Kevin Guyan

Guyan on Cook, 'Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London'


Matt Cook. Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. xiii + 326 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-22139-0.

Reviewed by Kevin Guyan (UCL)
Published on H-Histsex (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Chiara Beccalossi

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