Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2003

440 Pages | 16 halftones

ISBN: 9780199254262

Bookseller Code (06)

Schooling Sex

Libertine Literature and Erotic Education in Italy, France, and England 1534-1685

James Grantham Turner

  • First ever synthesis of Italian, French, and English literary cultures to reveal the full complex interrelation of libertine literature
  • Combines literary and linguistic expertise and scholarly analysis to correct misinformation previously perpetrated through inaccurate modern reprints
  • Reveals new connections between the hard-core curriculum and key male and female writers of the period, including Montaigne, Descartes, Moliere, Jonson, Milton, Pepys, Rochester, and Behn
  • Gives a fresh view of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, previously dominated by Whig history, emphasizing the cultural influence of women in this period
  • Vivid, accessible style opens new avenues onto complex ideas and text without psychoanalytical or philosophical jargon