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Sexuality in world history

Author: Peter N Stearns
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Themes in world history.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining sexuality in the past, and exploring how it helps explain sexuality in the present, this work uses a chronological structure to focus on major patterns and changes in sexuality in the main periods of world history, with comparison and discussion across cultures and societies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns
ISBN: 9780415777766 0415777763 9780415777773 0415777771 9780203880326 0203880323
OCLC Number: 261201397
Description: 172 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the whys and hows of sex history --
Sexuality and the rise of agriculture --
Sexuality in the classical period --
The impact of religion on sexuality, to 1450 --
Sex in an age of trade and colonies --
Western society, 1750-1950 : a first sexual revolution and the Victorian response --
Global trends and variations in the age of imperialism --
Sex in contemporary world history --
Epilogue : sexuality from past to present.
Series Title: Themes in world history.
Responsibility: Peter N. Stearns.
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