Sexuality in World History (Themes in World History) by Peter N. Stearns

By Peter N. Stearns

'Expansive and obtainable, Peter Stearns' Sexuality in international History deals a far wanted creation to histories of sexuality from a world perspective.' – Mary Spongberg- Head of division of recent heritage, Macquarie college, USA

This publication examines sexuality long ago, and explores the way it is helping clarify sexuality within the current. the topic of sexuality is usually a debatable one, and exploring it via a global background viewpoint emphasises the level to which societies, together with our personal, are nonetheless reacting to ancient swap via modern sexual behaviours, values, and debates.

The research makes use of a transparent chronological constitution to target significant styles and alterations in sexuality – either sexual tradition and sexual behaviours – typically sessions of global heritage, with comparability and dialogue throughout cultures and societies. themes coated include:

  • issues excited by learning the historical past of sexuality

  • the sexual implications of the transition from searching and collecting economies to agricultural economies

  • sexuality in Classical societies

  • the post-Classical interval and the unfold of the realm religions

  • sex in an age of exchange and colonies

  • changes in sexual behaviours and sexual attitudes among 1750 and 1950

  • sex in modern international history.

The ebook is a crucial contribution to the examine of global historical past, and is the precise better half for all scholars of the heritage of sexuality.

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