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The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris by [Freundschuh, Aaron]
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"An intriguing tale, told with insight...a good read about the great city in a time of transition."—John Merriman, Yale University, author of Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune


"Aaron Freundschuh's investigation of the Pranzini case stretches the limits of the genre, illuminating the urban landscape, social life, and political context of 1880s Paris and the role of the so-called 'demi-monde' in the French imaginary. His concept of 'imperial insecurity' is a major insight that brightly renews our understanding of fin-de-siècle societies."—Dominique Kalifa, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne


"The Courtesan and the Gigolo presents a fascinating history of late nineteenth-century Paris as it was becoming a cosmopolitan seat of a transnational empire. Aaron Freundschuh explores questions of criminality, sexual deviance, and national identity as they gripped a society both fearful and desirous of exotic masculinity, and all that colonialism introduced. Its parallels with our own time are chilling."—Tyler Stovall, University of California, Santa Cruz


"This well-reasoned analysis is eminently readable and accessible for those with absolutely no background in the period."—Starred Review Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Aaron Freundschuh is Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York.

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  • File Size: 8649 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press (January 11, 2017)
  • Publication Date: January 11, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M705PYC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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