Coverart for item
The Resource Liaisons dangereuses : sex, law, and diplomacy in the age of Frederick the Great, Mary Lindemann

Liaisons dangereuses : sex, law, and diplomacy in the age of Frederick the Great, Mary Lindemann

Label
Liaisons dangereuses : sex, law, and diplomacy in the age of Frederick the Great
Title
Liaisons dangereuses
Title remainder
sex, law, and diplomacy in the age of Frederick the Great
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lindemann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Liaisons dangereuses examines the local and international repercussions of a notorious episode in eighteenth-century Hamburg. Historian Mary Lindemann recounts the mysterious circumstances surrounding the violent death of a counterfeit Milanese count, Joseph Visconti, at the hands of an erstwhile Prussian lieutenant, the Baron von Kesslitz."
  • "Reconstructing the drama from the perspective of four principal players - the count, the baron, and Italian-French-Polish courtesan, Anna Maria Romellini, and Antoine Ventura de Sanpelayo, the Spanish consul in Hamburg - Lindemann explores the historical currents that swept these individuals together and the effects of their encounter on Hamburg's public, its government, and its diplomatic and economic relationships with European courts and states. Lindemann profiles each person involved in the crime, exploring their lives as unique sets of circumstances while analyzing them as eighteenth-century types."
  • "What actually took place on that fateful night in October 1775? Hamburg buzzed with rumors, but it is impossible to determine without doubt the motives of those involved, or even to know what really happened. Nevertheless, the case that developed around the killing of Visconti provides insights into the diplomatic, cultural, legal, social, and political history of the last third of the eighteenth century."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindemann, Mary
Dewey number
943/.515057
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD901.H27
LC item number
L56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Hamburg (Germany)
  • Europe
Label
Liaisons dangereuses : sex, law, and diplomacy in the age of Frederick the Great, Mary Lindemann
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Events and entanglements -- "Voilà -- le spectacle!" -- A most difficult case -- A very diplomatic affair -- Dramatis personae -- Entr'acte -- A brave and upright cavalier? -- A woman of pleasure -- A real Polish prince, a fake Italian count, and an authentic Spanish hidalgo
Control code
ocm60743213
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 353 p.
Isbn
9780801883170
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801883170
  • (OCoLC)60743213
Label
Liaisons dangereuses : sex, law, and diplomacy in the age of Frederick the Great, Mary Lindemann
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Events and entanglements -- "Voilà -- le spectacle!" -- A most difficult case -- A very diplomatic affair -- Dramatis personae -- Entr'acte -- A brave and upright cavalier? -- A woman of pleasure -- A real Polish prince, a fake Italian count, and an authentic Spanish hidalgo
Control code
ocm60743213
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 353 p.
Isbn
9780801883170
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801883170
  • (OCoLC)60743213

Library Locations

    • CLEVELAND/Main LibraryBorrow it
      325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH, 44114, US
      41.501174 -81.69177499999999
Processing Feedback ...