Carnal Commerce in Counter-Reformation Rome

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Focusing on the period 1566-1656, this original and lively study sheds light on the daily lives and material culture of ordinary prostitutes and their clients in Rome after the Counter-Reformation. Tessa Storey uses a range of archival sources, including criminal records, letters, courtroom testimonies, images and popular and elite literature, to reveal issues of especial concern to contemporaries. In particular, she explores how and why women became prostitutes, the relationships between prostitutes and clients, and the ...

Carnal Commerce in Counter-Reformation Rome 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521844338

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Carnal Commerce in Counter-Reformation Rome 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107406575

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