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The burgher and the whore : prostitution in early modern Amsterdam

Pol, Lotte van de.
The burgher and the whore : prostitution in early modern Amsterdam / Lotte van de Pol, translated by Liz Waters.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
vii, 269 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Other contributors
Waters, Liz.
Portion of title
Prostitution in early modern Amsterdam
Originally published: De burger en de hoer. Prostitutie in Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Wereldbibliotheek, 2003. Includes bibliographic references (p. [241]- 257 and index.
Partial contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Introduction
  • Prostitution and whoredom
  • The sources
  • About this edition
  • 1. 'Amsterdam is the academy of whoredom': prostitutes, brothels, and music houses
  • 2. 'Whores and scoundrels always talk of their honour': honour, prostitution, and the respectable citizenry
  • 3. 'The caterpillar in a cabbage, the canker in the leg': attitudes to prostitution, prostitutes, and women
  • 4. 'The world cannot be governed with a Bible in the hand': prosecution policies and their background
  • 5. 'The devil! I must have money for this': the dark side of prosecution policy
  • 6. 'Birds of a feather flock together': prostitutes, clients, and seafaring
  • 7. '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.
Kinsey subjects
Prostitution--Netherlands--17th century. Prostitution--Netherlands--18th century. Prostitutes.
Subject headings
Amsterdam (Netherlands)--Social conditions.
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