Roy Porter, 31 August 1989
Show More The Body and the French Revolution: Sex, Class and Political Culture by Dorinda Outram.
Yale, 197 pp., £22, May 1989, 0 300 04436 4Show More
Victorian Suicide: Mad Crimes and Sad Histories by Barbara Gates.
Princeton, 190 pp., £19.95, September 1988, 0 691 09437 3Show More
Sexual Visions: Images of Gender in Science and Medicine between the 18th and 20th Centuries by Ludmilla Jordanova.
Harvester, 224 pp., £19.95, April 1989, 9780745003320Show More
Family, Love and Work in the Lives of Victorian Gentlewomen by Jeanne Peterson.
Indiana, 241 pp., $39.95, May 1989, 0 253 20509 3Show More
“... arms, in the virtuous family, in health and welfare? Not the least tragedy of that revolution, Dorinda Outram argues, was that, having guillotined the ‘king’s body’ and profaned the corpus christi, it failed to invent public spaces for republican bodies. Above all, this was because successive revolutionary cadres were iron-clad within a ‘male ...”