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Queer city : gay London from the Romans to the present day

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Ackroyd is our preeminent chronicler of London. In Queer City, he looks at the metropolis in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the penis was worshipped and homosexuality was considered admirable. The city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 9781419730993 1419730991
OCLC Number: 1000583197
Description: ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm
Contents: What's in a name? --
A red and savage tongue --
A military lay --
The friend --
No cunt --
Bring on the dancing boys --
Soft and slippery --
The rubsters --
Suck thy master --
Arsey-versy --
Continually wet --
Good golly Miss Molly --
Flats --
Tiddy dolls --
Rump riders --
Omi-palone --
Damned and done for --
Howl.
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Ackroyd is a longtime chronicler of London. In this book, he looks at the metropolis in a whole new way--through the history and experiences of its gay population. He takes us right into this hidden  Read more...

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