The book the sexuality of history modernity and the sapphic 1565 1830 susan s lanser is published by university of chicago press. The sexuality of history modernity and the sapphic 1565 1830 the sexuality of history modernity and the sapphic 1565 1830 chapter 6 intimate combat sexuality and gender inequality ch 6 sexuality p 148 113 as millet somewhat simplistically reduced the relations of. This story gives lanser the means to flip the scholarly coin from the history of sexuality to the sexuality of history she has accomplished this stunning coin flip through a marvel of primary research critical study and theoretical acumen the sexuality of history modernity and the sapphic 1565 1830. It has become a scholarly commonplace that history illuminates sexuality the sexuality of history argues that sexuality also illuminates history during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as european cultures grappled with the challenges of emergent modernity ideas about female same sex relations became a flash point for contests about authority and liberty power and difference . Rather than questioning what historic sources can tell us about human sexuality she asks what the discourse about human sexuality can tell us about history this book focuses on published discussions or treatments of sapphic themes in the 16 19th centuries
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