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A history of celibacy

Author: Elizabeth Abbott
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First time in paperback: "An ambitious and wide-ranging history" (The New Yorker) of 3000 years of celibacy, from the vestal virgins of Rome to contemporary athletes

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Abbott
ISBN: 0306810417 9780306810411
OCLC Number: 223179723
Notes: "Originally published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers, 1999"--Title page verso.
Description: 493 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Divine pagan celibacy ch. 2. Early Christianity ch. 3. Later Christianity ch. 4. Other major religions and rites ch. 5. Celibacy to conserve semen ch. 6. Female celibacy transcends gender ch. 7. Celibacy as womanly duty ch. 8. Abstaining in a good cause ch. 9. Coerced celibacy ch. 10. Celibacy to repress unconventional or sorrowful sexuality ch. 11. Impotent celibacy ch. 12. Celibacy in literature ch. 13. The new celibacy.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Abbott.

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