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Sex and the Early Modern Public House

Seminar Questions
  • In which ways did the worlds of public drinking and sexuality intersect?
  • Were public houses dangerous places for early modern women?
  • Did drinking houses undermine the moral standards of early modern society?
 
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Further Reading

Beneder, Beatrix, M√§nnerort Gasthaus? √Ėffentlichkeit als sexualisierter Raum (Frankfurt,
1997)

Dabhoiwala, Faramerz, The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution (2013)

Foyster, Elizabeth, Manhood in Early Modern England: Honour, Sex and Marriage (London, 1999)

Flather, Amanda, Gender and Space in Early Modern England (Woodbridge, 2006)

Gowing, Laura, Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London
(Oxford, 1998)

Ingram, Martin, Church Courts, Sex and Marriage in England, 1570-1640 (Cambridge, 1987)

Martin, A. Lynn, Alcohol, Sex and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)

Naphy, W. P., Sex Crimes: From Renaissance to Enlightenment (2004)

Rocke, Michael, Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence (1996)

Freudenberger Cellar

Sigmund Freudenberger, 'Scene outside a Wine Cellar' (drawing, late 18thC). Kunstmuseum Bern.