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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: #69h Traub 2002 - The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (Chapter 7)

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Traub, Valerie. 2002. The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-44885-9

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This is a sizable work, tackling the broad topic of female homoeroticism in 16-17th century England. This work is one of a number to address (and disprove) the notion that lesbianism--by name and by definition--is a purely modern concept.

Chapter 7: "Friendship so curst": amor impossibilis, the homoerotic lament, and the nature of lesbian desire

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This chapter appeared as a paper in Beynon & Gonda 2010 and has already been covered there.

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