Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century (Main)
By: Julie Peakman (author)Paperback
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From Florentine lesbian nuns to French cattle buggers Lascivious Bodies examines all sorts of sex, in all sorts of places, with all sorts of people. Drawing upon vivid firsthand material and private letters, Julie Peakman explores heterosexual behaviour, male and female homosexuality and more curious or abnormal activities, such as foot-fetishism, flagellation, necrophilia and cross-dressing. Lascivious Bodies is the definitive account of a period of diverse sexual pleasures, and how they have shaped the way we think about sex today.
Julie Peakman lectures at Oxford Brookes University and is an honorary fellow of the Wellcome Trust Centre, UCL where she gained her PhD under the supervision of Roy Porter. Her previous book Mighty Lewd Books: The Development of Pornography in Eighteenth-Century England was published in 2003. Lascivious Bodies was published by Atlantic Books in 2005. She lives in London and on the Greek island of Leros.
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