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Contents List of Illustrations vi Acknowledgments vii Introduction: Sex and Gender Wars 1 1 Sexual Dissonance: Early Modern Scientific Accounts of Hermaphrodism 29 2 The Cultural and Medical Construction of Gender: Caspar Bauhin 49 3 Jacques Duval on Hermaphrodites: Culture Wars in the Medical Profession 77 4 Hermetic Hermaphrodites 109 5 Gender and Power in the Alchemical Works of Clovis Hesteau de Nuysement 137 6 Lyric Hermaphrodites 163 7 The Royal Hermaphrodite: Henri III of France 189 8 Hermaphrodites Newly Discovered: The Cultural Monsters of Early Modern France 215 Conclusion 237 Bibliography 245 Index 255
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Hermaphroditism -- History.
Hermaphroditism -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Gender identity -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.