From Sappho to De Sade (Routledge Revivals): Moments in the by Jan N. Bremmer

By Jan N. Bremmer

The background of sexuality has been the topic of elevated curiosity in recent times and extra broadly said significance within the interpretation of previous mentalités. but historians have just recently started to check sexual practices in any intensity, constructing that sexuality isn't really a organic consistent yet an ever-changing phenomenon, always formed by means of humans themselves.

The individuals to this inter-disciplinary assortment carry their services in old in addition to medieval background, anthropology, smooth historical past, and psychology to undergo upon the background of sexuality. They discover numerous features of sexuality in successive classes: pederasty and lesbian love in antiquity, incest within the center a while, sexual schooling in the course of the Dutch Republic, voyeurism within the rococo, prostitution in Vienna round 1900, and the discovery of sexology.

From Sappho to De Sade, first released in 1989, bargains an informative and interesting number of essays for college kids of cultural anthropology, social historical past and gender stories.

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