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Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality


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Reissuing seven works originally published between 1977 and 1992, this collection offers a varied selection of surveys of historical practices and attitudes to sexuality, from complete reviews of changing attitudes through time, to individual studies of France in the 19th and 20th Centuries and England in the 17th. This set will be of interest in sociology, gender studies, cultural studies and history.

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Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

1st Edition

By Various Authors
February 07, 2019

Reissuing seven works originally published between 1977 and 1992, this collection offers a varied selection of surveys of historical practices and attitudes to sexuality, from complete reviews of changing attitudes through time, to individual studies of France in the 19th and 20th Centuries and ...

Homosexuality A History (From Ancient Greece to Gay Liberation)

Homosexuality: A History (From Ancient Greece to Gay Liberation)

1st Edition

By Vern L. Bullough
July 15, 2020

Originally published in 1979. This is at once a look at the realities of homosexuality in history and an examination of the myths that have grown up around it. The record of practices and prejudices moves from biblical and classical through early and medieval Christian, Renaissance, and Victorian ...

Medieval Sexuality A Research Guide

Medieval Sexuality: A Research Guide

1st Edition

Edited By Joyce E. Salisbury
July 15, 2020

Originally published in 1990. Well-annotated bibliographical entries cover works on history, religion, medicine, philosophy, law and literature in western Europe from about the third century A.D. through the end of the medieval period. The primary sources are organised thematically, and separately ...

Sex in the Middle Ages A Book of Essays

Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Joyce E. Salisbury
July 15, 2020

Originally published in 1991. Covering courtship, disclosure, diversity, and public implications, the essays here discuss topics such as erotic magic, nakedness, physicians’ attitudes about sex, boy-love, saints and sex, and the politics of sodomy, as they were manifested in medieval Europe and the...

Sexual Moralities in France, 1780-1980 New Ideas on the Family, Divorce, and Homosexuality: An Essay on Moral Change

Sexual Moralities in France, 1780-1980: New Ideas on the Family, Divorce, and Homosexuality: An Essay on Moral Change

1st Edition

By Antony Copley
July 15, 2020

Originally published in 1989. This is the first history of modern France to explore the long-term origins of the libertarian revolt. It traces the moral history from the eighteenth century to the 1960s, examining the questions of marriage and divorce, homosexuality, and sexual morality. It includes...

Sin, Sickness and Sanity A History of Sexual Attitudes

Sin, Sickness and Sanity: A History of Sexual Attitudes

1st Edition

By Vern L. Bullough, Bonnie Bullough
July 15, 2020

Originally published in 1977. For centuries myth, misinformation and taboo have distorted our vision of our sexual nature. This book examines such cultural phenomena: from Greek dualistic thought to Buddhist philosophy; from the attempt of early Christian sects to promote total chastity to ...

The Sexuality Papers Male Sexuality and the Social Control of Women

The Sexuality Papers: Male Sexuality and the Social Control of Women

1st Edition

By Lal Coveney, Margaret Jackson, Sheila Jeffreys, Leslie Kay, Pat Mahony
July 15, 2020

Originally published in 1984. The history of sex in the last 100 years has usually been written as a story of progress from repression to sexual liberation. This book argues that the reverse is true, demonstrating that the ‘sexual revolution’ came as a backlash to a women’s movement which ...

Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England

Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives: Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England

1st Edition

By G. R. Quaife
July 15, 2020

Originally published in 1979. This highly detailed study of illicit sex amongst the peasantry of Somerset between 1601 and 1660 recreates the atmosphere of the period and questions a number of previously accepted hypotheses. Based on the depositions presented to the county and regional courts ...

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