Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789–1914

  • Valeria P. Babini
  • Chiara Beccalossi
  • Lucy Riall

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Valeria P. Babini, Chiara Beccalossi, Lucy Riall
      Pages 1-11
  3. Sexuality, Politics and Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Lucy Riall
      Pages 37-56
  4. Sexuality, Classes and Social Groups

  5. Women between the Public and the Private

  6. Same-Sex Desires

  7. Marriages and Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 291-326

About this book


Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores nineteenth-century Italian sexualities from a variety of viewpoints, illuminating in particular personal and political relationships, same-sex desires, gender roles that defy societal norms, sexual behaviours of different classes and transnational encounters.


History of sexuality nineteenth-century Italy marriage family homosexuality gender Italy oral discourse women

Authors and affiliations

  • Valeria P. Babini
    • 1
  • Chiara Beccalossi
    • 2
  • Lucy Riall
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK
  3. 3.Birkbeck, University of LondonUK
  4. 4.European University InstituteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48477-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39699-0
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