The Androgyne in Early Modern France

Contextualizing the Power of Gender

  • Authors
  • Marian Rothstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 1-4
  3. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 5-26
  4. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 27-41
  5. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 43-51
  6. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 53-94
  7. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 95-107
  8. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 109-160
  9. Marian Rothstein
    Pages 161-165
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-256

About this book


Based on sources in Genesis and Plato's Symposium , the androygyne during Early Modern France was a means of expressing the full potential of humans made in the image of God. This book documents and comments on the range of references to the androgyne in the writings of poets, philosophers, courtiers, and women in positions of political power.


Early Modern France France gender god humans philosophy Plato Symposium women writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57395-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54137-6
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