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Holy shit : a brief history of swearing

Author: Melissa Mohr
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First issued as an Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats

A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Mohr
ISBN: 9780190491680 019049168X
OCLC Number: 965931670
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043499591
Notes: Titel auf dem Umschlag: Holy sh*t.
Description: x, 324 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: IntroductionChapter 1: Romana Simplicitate Loqui: To Speak with Roman PlainnessChapter 2: On Earth as It Is in HeavenChapter 3: Tearing God to Pieces: The Middle AgesChapter 4: The Rise of Obscenity: The RenaissanceChapter 5: How Trousers Became Unmentionable and Legs Disappeared Altogether: The 18th and 19th CenturiesChapter 6: The Law and Science of Swearing: The Twentieth CenturyConclusion
Other Titles: Holy sh*t
Responsibility: Melissa Mohr.


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Studying swearing is a way of studying human nature itself ... Holy Sh*t, Melissa Mohr's book on the history of profanity ... would all be good places to start. * The Economist * Blending scholarly Read more...

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