Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History

From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century, 2nd Edition

Edited by Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon


524 pages

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Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century is a comprehensive and fascinating survey of the key figures in gay and lesbian history from classical times to the mid-twentieth century. Among those included are:

* Classical heroes - Achilles; Aeneas; Ganymede

* Literary giants - Sappho; Christopher Marlowe; Arthur Rimbaud; Oscar Wilde

* Royalty and politicians - Edward II; King James I; Horace Walpole; Michel de Montaigne.

Over the course of some 500 entries, expert contributors provide a complete and vivid picture of gay and lesbian life in the Western world throughout the ages.


'A good job of an impossible task, looking beyond the borders of North America, Australia and northern Europe to include people who have made important contributions from outside the gay and lesbian mainstream.' - Diva

'As entertaining as it is informative sets a standard in gay dictionaries and encyclopedias that others should note and follow. Highly recommended.' - Gay Times

About the Editors

Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon are lecturers in history at the University of Sydney.

About the Series

Who's Who

Accessible, authoritative and enlightening, these are the definitive biographical guides to a diverse range of subjects drawn from literature and the arts, history and politics, religion and mythology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Reference
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies