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Description - Gender, Sexuality, and Syphilis in Early Modern Venice by Laura J. McGough

A unique study of how syphilis, better known as the French disease in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, became so widespread and embedded in the society, culture and institutions of early modern Venice due to the pattern of sexual relations that developed from restrictive marital customs, widespread migration and male privilege.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230252929
ISBN-10: 0230252923
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Laura J. McGough

LAURA MCGOUGH is Lecturer in the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Ghana. She undertook postdoctoral training in sexually transmitted diseases at Johns Hopkins University after completing her Ph.D. at Northwestern University in History, and has worked as a consultant for HIV/AIDS projects for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), WHO, and other organizations.