Mauro Pagliai Editore | Firenze | Scheda Libro

Misurare l’amore
Paolo Mantegazza scienziato del sesso

Mauro Pagliai, 2013

Pages: 96

Features: b/w ills, paperback

Size: 15x21

ISBN: 978-88-564-0266-7


Storie del mondo, 14


DSU1 / Storia

L5 / Biografie

S1 / Medicina

S3 / Scienze

SS4 / Psicologia, pedagogia

SS5 / Antropologia


Paolo Mantegazza

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Italian text

Paolo Mantegazza (1831-1910) was an extraordinarily versatile scientist: a physiologist, pathologist and hygienist; a traveller, anthropologist, photographer, ethnologist and psychologist. He was constantly in contact with Charles Darwin and he is known in particular for disseminating his theories in Italy. In 1873, he wrote Fisiologia dell’amore (The Physiology of Love) and he is considered a great innovator also in the field of sexuality and hygiene.
Besides offering a view over the life and work of Mantegazza, who also was a member of the Parliament and the Senate of the Kingdom of Italy, Monika Antes’ essay presents, for the first time, the scientist as a pioneer of sexology, describing his revolutionary discoveries and theories in the field of heterosexual love and marriage as an institution.

Original edition: Die Vermessung der Liebe. Paolo Mantegazza (1831-1910) und seine bahnbrechenden Entdeckungen, Verlag Königshausen & Neumann GmbH, Würzburg 2012
1st Italian edition: March 2013 (translation by Riccardo Nanini)

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