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Homosexuality & civilization

Author: Louis Crompton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How have major civilizations of the last two millennia treated people who were attracted to their own sex? In a narrative tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of homosexual men and women alongside a darker history of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, Arab Spain, imperial China, and pre-Meiji Japan."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crompton, Louis, 1925-2009.
Homosexuality & civilization.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)988875037
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Crompton
ISBN: 067401197X 9780674011977 0674022335 9780674022331
OCLC Number: 51855520
Description: xv, 623 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Early Greece: 776-480 BCE --
Judea: 900 BCE-600 CE --
Classical Greece: 480-323 BCE --
Rome and Greece: 323 BCE-138 CE --
Christians and pagans: 1-565 CE --
Darkness descends: 476-1049 --
Medieval world: 1050-1321 --
Imperial China: 500 BCE-1849 --
Italy in the Renaissance: 1321-1609 --
Spain and the Inquisition: 1497-1700 --
France from Calvin to Louis XIV: 1517-1715 --
England from the Reformation to William III: 1533-1702 --
Pre-Meiji Japan: 800-1868 --
Patterns of persecution: 1700-1730 --
Sapphic lovers: 1700-1793 --
The Enlightenment: 1730-1810.
Other Titles: Homosexuality and civilization
Responsibility: Louis Crompton.
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