Women on Top: Symbolic Sexual Inversion and Poltiical Disorder in Early Modern Europe

TitleWomen on Top: Symbolic Sexual Inversion and Poltiical Disorder in Early Modern Europe
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1978
AuthorsDavis, Natalie Zemon
EditorBabcock, Barbara A.
Book TitleThe Reversible World: Symbolic Inversion in Art and Society
Pagination147 - 190
PublisherCornell University Press
CityIthaca, NY; United States
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"Natalie Zemon Davis's essay 'Women on Top' documents the Renaissance fear of the unruly woman and the accompanying implication that the man should rule over her. The excesses of women are informed by, and influence, a number of repeated negative images around women, such as that of the witch or sorcière  which becomes increasingly popular. ...in the Renaissance women were generally believed to [have greater sexual appetites than men.]"   Description of "Women on Top" by Todd W. Reeser in Moderating Masculinity in Early Modern Culture

The female sex was "considered to be a symbol of violence and chaos and a potential threat to hierarchal order." Natalie Zemon Davis "Women on Top"   Excerpt in lieu of an abstract.  

 

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Alternate Title"Women on Top"
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