The Boundaries of Eros

Sex Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice
Author(s): 
Ruggiero, Guido
ISBN: 
0195056965
Date published: 
January 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99
Pages: 
234

Utilizing the records of several Venetian courts that dealt with sex crimes, Ruggiero traces the evolution of both licit and illicit sexuality during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Through this examination of illicit sexuality, Ruggiero sheds light on the institutions, languages, social life, and values not only of this shadow-culture, but also of Venetian society and, ultimately, the Renaissance itself.