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In praise of the whip

Author: Niklaus Largier
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal is a new history of voluntary flagellation in Europe, from its invention in medieval religious devotion to its use in the modern pornographic imagination. Working with a wide range of religious, literary, and medical texts and images, Niklaus Largier explores the emotional and sensual, religious and erotic excitement of the whip, a crucial instrument of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niklaus Largier
ISBN: 9781890951658 189095165X 1890951668 9781890951665
OCLC Number: 65207157
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Lob der Peitsche.
Description: 526 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Ascesis --
I. Suffering, transfiguration, and the scourge --
II. In praise of the whip --
III. The theater of the flagellants --
IV. Arousing images --
pt. 2. Erotics --
V. The priest, the woman, and the divine marquis --
VI. The "English vice" --
pt. 3. Therapeutics --
VII. The "healing whip" --
VIII. Pico's friend; or, the basis of flagellomania.
Other Titles: Lob der Peitsche.
Responsibility: Niklaus Largier ; translated by Graham Harman.
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The emotional and sensual, religious and erotic excitement of the whip, a crucial instrument of stimulation in devotional and sexual practices, as seen in religious, literary, and medical texts and  Read more...

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