Casanova in the Enlightenment (Innbundet)

From the Margins to the Centre

Serie: UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series 

Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 186
Forlag: University of Toronto Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781487506643
Kategori: Språk
Omtale Casanova in the Enlightenment
Illuminating the legend that Giacomo Casanova singlehandedly created in his famous - and at times infamous - autobiography, The History of My Life, this book provides a timely reassessment of Casanova's role and importance as an author of the European Enlightenment. From the margins of libertine authorship where he has been traditionally relegated, the various essays in this collection reposition Casanova at the heart of Enlightenment debates on medicine, sociability, gender, and writing.

Based on new scholarship, this reappraisal of a key Enlightenment figure explores the period's fascination with ethnography, its scientific societies, and its understanding of gender, medicine, and women. Casanova is here finally granted his rightful place in cultural and literary history, a place which explains his enduring yet controversial reputation as a figure of seduction and adventure.

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