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📙 Gender, Sexuality, and Syphilis in Early Modern Venice: The Disease that Came to Stay by Laura J. McGough (auth.) — free epub


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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