Leah Lydia Otis, "Prostitution in Medieval Society: The History of an Urban Institution in Languedoc "
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press | ISBN: 0226640329 | edition 1985 | PDF | 259 pages | 25,71 mb
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. Leah Lydia Otis uses the implements of scholarship to reveal profound changes in prostitution, that trade in women's bodies. At first more or less tolerated, prostitution later became institutionalized. Various authorities sought to regulate, and to profit from, brothels.