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A Lady’s Man

The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy

Authors: Bizzocchi, Roberto

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Three people in a marriage: a woman and two men. This was the eighteenth-century Italian aristocratic model of marriage, characterized by the presence of the cicisbeo, the escort of another man's wife. Was it a brazen depravity or a complex and refined social institution, revealing aspects of Italian civilization in the Age of the Enlightenment?

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Roberto Bizzocchi teaches Early Modern History at the University of Pisa, Italy. Among others, he has written In famiglia. Interessi e affetti nell'Italia moderna (Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001), and Genealogie incredibili. Scritti di Storia nell'Europa moderna (Bologna, il Mulino, 2009 2nd. ed., French translation: Paris, Editions Rue d'Ulm 2010).

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“Roberto Bizzocchi’s book, first published in Italian in 2008, is a welcome, first serious study of this most distinctive and puzzling feature of Enlightenment Italy. … reader will be rewarded with a rich, insightful, and beautifully documented treatment of a fascinating phenomenon, long noted but little formally studied.” (P. Renée Baernstein, Journal of Modern History, Vol. 89 (2), June, 2017)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Lady’s Man
Book Subtitle
The Cicisbei, Private Morals and National Identity in Italy
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45094-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137450944
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45092-0
Edition Number
1
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