Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt

Author: Lise Manniche
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136189068
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sexual Life In Ancient Greece

Author: Licht,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136182330
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sexual Life In Ancient Rome

Author: Kiefer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136181989
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Culture of Sex in Ancient China

Author: Paul Rakita Goldin
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824824822
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The subject of sex was central to early Chinese thought. Discussed openly and seriously as a fundamental topic of human speculation, it was an important source of imagery and terminology that informed the classical Chinese conception of social and political relationships. This sophisticated and long-standing tradition, however, has been all but neglected by modern historians. In The Culture of Sex in Ancient China, Paul Rakita Goldin addresses central issues in the history of Chinese attitudes toward sex and gender from 500 B.C. to A.D. 400. A survey of major pre-imperial sources, including some of the most revered and influential texts in the Chinese tradition, reveals the use of the image of copulation as a metaphor for various human relations, such as those between a worshiper and his or her deity or a ruler and his subjects. In his examination of early Confucian views of women, Goldin notes that, while contradictions and ambiguities existed in the articulation of these views, women were nevertheless regarded as full participants in the Confucian project of self-transformation. He goes on to show how assumptions concerning the relationship of sexual behavior to political activity (assumptions reinforced by the habitual use of various literary tropes discussed earlier in the book) led to increasing attempts to regulate sexual behavior throughout the Han dynasty. Following the fall of the Han, this ideology was rejected by the aristocracy, who continually resisted claims of sovereignty made by impotent emperors in a succession of short-lived dynasties. Erudite and immensely entertaining, this study of intellectual conceptions of sex and sexuality in China will be welcomed by students and scholars of early China and by those with an interest in the comparative development of ancient cultures.

Auto Eroticism

Author: Stekel,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131784694X
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Great Pictorial History of World Crime

Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461712157
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This unparalleled reference spans the entire scope of world history offering a thorough investigation into the most infamous crimes and their perpetrators throughout recorded time. Arranged by subject, from Assassination to Terrorism, each chapter begins with an essay that introduces the topic and provides a concise overview of the historical, social, and quite often, political significance of the crime. Subjects are further developed crime-by-crime, from ancient to modern times through descriptive entries covering the criminal acts, modus operandi, criminal background information, and motives along with insightful anecdotes. Every major crime category is presented as a separate, all-inclusive history. Within the two-volumes there are thousands of in-depth profiles and more than 2,000 illustrations, almost half of which are published here for the first time and drawn from the author's personal collection of photographs, drawings, and primary documents. An extensive bibliography of more than 5,000 entries and a comprehensive proper name and subject index make this an easy-to-use and essential reference for those searching for details of the people, places, and events in the world of crime.