Bodies, Sex and Desire from the Renaissance to the Present

  • Kate Fisher
  • Sarah Toulalan

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sarah Toulalan
      Pages 1-24
  3. Bodies and Difference

  4. Bodies, Sex and Desire

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 236-275

About this book


An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.


Britain children diagnosis England Europe France Renaissance Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate Fisher
    • 1
  • Sarah Toulalan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32900-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35412-8
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