Sex acts in early modern Italy
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Sex acts in early modern Italy practice, performance, perversion, punishment by Allison M. Levy

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Published by Ashgate in Farnham, Surrey, Burlington, VT .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Allison Levy
SeriesVisual culture in early modernity, Visual culture in early modernity
LC ClassificationsNX650.E7 S49 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 286 p. :
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24487966M
ISBN 100754667480
ISBN 109780754667483
LC Control Number2009035481

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