Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire (Paperback)
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Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire (Paperback)

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Paperback 476 Pages / Published: 22/02/2013
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Sex and Punishment tells the story of the struggle throughout millennia to regulate the most powerful engine of human behaviour: sex. From the savage impalement of an Ancient Mesopotamian adulteress to the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde for `gross indecency' in 1895, Eric Berkowitz evokes the entire sweep of Western sex law. The cast of Sex and Punishment is as varied as the forms taken by human desire itself: royal mistresses, gay charioteers, medieval transvestites, lonely goat-lovers, prostitutes of all stripes and London rent boys. Each of them had forbidden sex, and each was judged - and justice, as Berkowitz shows - rarely had anything to do with it.

Publisher: The Westbourne Press
ISBN: 9781908906106
Number of pages: 476
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 33 mm

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