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Author Pol, Lotte van de.
Title The burgher and the whore : prostitution in early modern Amsterdam / Lotte van de Pol, translated by Liz Waters.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Author Pol, Lotte van de.
Subject Prostitution -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Social conditions.
Syphilis -- history.
Alt Name Waters, Liz.
Add Title Prostitution in early modern Amsterdam
Description 1 online resource (vii, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-257 and index.
Summary Amsterdam's reputation as a city of prostitutes is age-old. 'The Burgher and the Whore' is the story of the red light district's 'golden age', bringing to life the relationships between men and women and providing a fascinating account of what it was like to inhabit the greatest city of its day.
Note Print version record.
Translated from the Dutch.
Contents List of illustrations -- Introduction -- Prostitution and whoredom -- The sources -- About this edition -- 'Amsterdam is the academy of whoredom': prostitutes, brothels, and music houses -- 'Whores and scoundrels always talk of their honour': honour, prostitution, and the respectable citizenry -- 'The caterpillar in a cabbage, the canker in the leg': attitudes to prostitution, prostitutes, and women -- 'The world cannot be governed with a Bible in the hand': prosecution policies and their background -- 'The devil! I must have money for this': the dark side of prosecution policy -- 'Birds of a feather flock together': prostitutes, clients, and seafaring -- 'Miraculous tricks, to earn a living by idling': sex for money and money for sex -- Notes -- Appendix 1. Contemporary writers on Amsterdam music houses and prostitution -- Appendix 2. Trials for prostitution in Amsterdam by decade, 1650-1749 -- Appendix 3. Dutch currency of the early modern period -- Bibliography -- Index.
ISBN 9780191549496 (electronic bk.)
0191549495 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 729246455
Additional Format Print version: Pol, Lotte van de. Burgher and the whore. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199211401 (OCoLC)670482265

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