The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues by Susan Griffin (ISBN - 9780767904513)
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"The great courtesans charmed some of Europe's most illustrious men, gaining riches, power, education, and sexual freedom in a time when most women were denied all of these. They inspired artists and writers from Praxiteles to Proust. The Book of the Courtesans tells the stories of these women, including Imperia of sixteenth-century Rome, who personified the Renaissance ideal of beauty; Mme. de Pompadour, the arbiter of fashion in eighteenth-century Paris and Versailles; and Liane de Pougy, known in France during the Belle Epoque as 'Our National Courtesan.'"