A Cultural History of Sexuality: Volumes 1-6 (The Cultural Histories Series)

A Cultural History of Sexuality: Volumes 1-6 (The Cultural Histories Series)

By: Julie Peakman (editor)Other Formats

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A Cultural History of Sexuality presents an overarching survey from ancient times to the present. With six volumes covering 2800 years, this is the most authoritative history of sexuality in all its many forms across Western cultures. Volume 1: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World, edited by Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg, Canada and Peter Toohey, University of Calgary, Canada Volume 2: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages, edited by Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University, USA Volume 3: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance, edited by Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut, USA Volume 4: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment, edited by Julie Peakman, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Volume 5: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire, edited by Chiara Beccalossi, University of Queensland, Australia, and Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh, UK Volume 6: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Modern Age, edited by Gert Hekma, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Heterosexuality; 2. Homosexuality; 3. Sexual Variations; 4. Sex Religion, and the Law; 5. Sex, Medicine and Disease; 6. Sex, Popular Beliefs and Culture; 7. Prostitution; 8. Erotica. This means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Well illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on sexuality through history.

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About Author

Julie Peakman teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Her recent books include Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century and Mighty Lewd Books: The Development of Pornography in Eighteenth-century England. She has also edited Sexual Perversions, 1670-1890, eight volumes of Whore's Bibliographies 1680-1815 and is currently writing a sexual history of the world.

Contents

Volume 1: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World, edited by Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg, Canada and Peter Toohey, University of Calgary, Canada Volume 2: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages, edited by Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University, USA Volume 3: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance, edited by Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut, USA Volume 4: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment, edited by Julie Peakman, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Volume 5: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire, edited by Chiara Beccalossi, University of Queensland, Australia, and Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh, UK Volume 6: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Modern Age, edited by Gert Hekma, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781472554802
  • Format: Other Formats
  • ID: 9781472554802
  • weight: 3400
  • ISBN10: 1472554809

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