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Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800.

By: Garcia, Francisco Vazquez.
Contributor(s): Garcia, Francisco Vazquez.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand."The Body, Gender and Culture": Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317321194.Subject(s): Gender identity - Iberian Peninsula - HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800DDC classification: 306.7680946 LOC classification: HQ1075.5.I18 C54 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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