Garcia, Francisco Vazquez.

Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800. - 1 online resource (225 pages) - eBooks on Demand "The Body, Gender and Culture" . - "The Body, Gender and Culture" .

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Sex, Gender and Historicity -- 1 Marvels, Monsters and Prodigies: Hermaphrodites as Natural Phenomena in Spain, 1500-1700 -- 2 Sexual Transgression and Hermaphroditism: The 'New World' and Imperial Subjectivity -- 3 The Expulsion of the Marvellous: The Decline of the 'One-Sex' Model, 1750-1830 -- 4 Hermaphroditism in Portugal -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index.

Early modern European thought held that men and women were essentially the same. During the seventeenth century, medical and legal arguments began to turn against this 'one-sex' model, with hermaphroditism seen as a medieval superstition. This book traces this change in Iberia in comparison to the earlier shift in thought in northern Europe.


Gender identity - Iberian Peninsula - History.

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