Prostitution in Medieval Society: The History of an Urban Institution in Languedoc

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University of Chicago Press, 15 févr. 2009 - 258 pages
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"Prostitution in Medieval Society, a monograph about Languedoc between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, is also much more than that: it is a compelling narrative about the social construction of sexuality."

– Catharine R. Stimpson
 

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Table des matières

Introduction
1
Prostitution and Public Authority An Evolution
7
Toward a Chronology of Medieval Prostitution
9
Prostitution Accepted
15
Prostitution Institutionalized
25
The Sixteenth Century The Institution Dismantled
40
Structures and Dynamics of Institutionalized Prostitution
49
Physical Plant Ownership and Exploitation
51
Lists of Prostitutes
131
Brothel Farms and Farmers
135
Graphs of Brothel Farm Prices
141
Easter Week Expenses AM Toulouse
147
The Word Postribulum in Archival Documents in Languedoc
149
Privately and Publicly Owned Brothels in Languedoc
150
Illustration
151
Notes
153

Geographical Origins Economic Legal and Social Status and the Problem of RepentanceRetirement
63
Police of Prostitution and Government of Houses
77
The Prosecution of Procurers Illicit Prostitutes and Keepers of Illegal Houses
89
Institutionalized Prostitution Demography Public Utility and Sexual Morality
100
Conclusions and Perspectives
111
Published Documents
115
Essay on Bibliography and Sources
217
Manuscript Sources
223
Bibliography
227
Index
233
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Leah Lydia Otis currently lectures in economic history at the University of Montpellier I, and in southern French history and civilization for the University of Minnesota's Montpellier Program.

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