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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.


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

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