What were the consequences of illegitimacy in the long eighteenth century?
Tag: eighteenth century
Leo Damrosch Everyone has heard of Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), but who was the man behind the myth? Drawing on seldom used materials, including the original French and Italian primary sources, and probing deeply into the psychology, self-conceptions, and self-deceptions of one of the world’s most famous con men and seducers, […]
What does the case of Catherine/Giovanni Vizzani reveal about gender identity and sexual desire in the Eighteenth Century?
Why was the eighteenth-century closet associated with illicit and transgressive sexuality?
How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.