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Sex in History

Tannahill, Reay
Publisher:  Stein and Day, New York, USA
Year Published:  1980  
Pages:  480pp   ISBN:  0-8128-2580-2
Library of Congress Number:  HQ12.T27   Dewey:  301.41'79
Resource Type:  Book

Tannahill draws on the findings of anthropology, archaeology, bio-chemistry, genetics, physiology, and psychoanalysis, as well as art, architecture, literature, and theology, in order to place the human sex drive and its social and moral consequences in their widest historical perspective.

Abstract: 
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Table of Contents

Part One: The Prehistoric World
1. In the beginning
2. Man into master

Part Two: The Near East, Egypt, and Europe, 3000 B.C. - A.D. 1100
3. The first civilizations
4. Greece
5. Rome
6. The Christian Church

Part Three: Asia until the Middle Ages, and the Arab world
7. China
8. India
9. Islam

Part Four: The Expanding World, A.D. 1100 - 1800
10. Europe, 1100 - 1550
11. Imperial enterprises
12. Europe and America, 1550 - 1800

Part Five: Shaping the Present, 1800 - 1980
13. The nineteenth century
14. The great debate

Epilogue
Bibliography
Illustrations and sources
Acknowledgements
Notes on text sources
Index

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