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Sexual Capital and the Private Lives of Mistresses

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the sexual intimate private lives of kept women. The dividing line between the private and professional sexual lives of mistresses is unclear. Husbands pimped their wives. ... More


The Police and the Demimonde

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Jean-Baptiste Meusnier's investigation of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris. In his ten-year career with a police unit, the Département des femmes galantes, he had ... More


Leaving Home

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter recounts the story of Anne Michelet, a dame entretenue. When she was fourteen years old, Anne Michelet traveled to Paris to find work, sharing a chambre garnie (furnished room) with a ... More


Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Nina Kushner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris—the demimonde—by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. These damesentretenues exchanged sex, ... More


Madams and Their Networks

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the relationship of a kept woman and a madam through the story of Marie Boujard and Madam Varenne. Boujard had engaged Varenne to find a buyer for her thirteen- year-old ... More


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