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Homosexuality and Civilization

by Louis Crompton

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Belknap Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay & Lesbian studies,
  • Social history,
  • Sociology,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • World - General,
  • Gay Studies,
  • Lesbian Studies,
  • History / World,
  • Christianity - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages648
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7691740M
    ISBN 100674022335
    ISBN 109780674022331

      A Closer Look at Homosexuality in Ancient Greece. Even before Kenneth Dover's controversial book Greek Homosexuality, which his own 19th-century passion joined a continuous tradition that stretched back to the very foundation of European : Theodoros Karasavvas. In ancient times, attitudes about homosexuality varied widely from culture to culture. While the Bible, in the Book of Leviathan, firmly condemned same-sex relations, homosexuality was more tolerated in ancient Egypt. In the Egyptian necropolis at Saqqara, over 4, years old, two men were found buried in .

    "How have major civilizations of the last two millennia treated people who were attracted to their own sex? In a narrative tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of homosexual men and women alongside a darker history of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, Arab Spain, imperial China, and pre-Meiji Japan."--Jacket. With the secularization of Western civilization and the emergence of a liberal The investigation of homosexual practices in Islamic civilization has until recently been a closed subject of enquiry. Seeing the history of homosexuality the book, 'Literary studies'. This .

      Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton, Novem , Belknap Press edition, Hardcover in EnglishCited by: Homosexuality & Civilization by Louis Crompton starting at $ Homosexuality & Civilization has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(2).


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Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Louis Crompton has written a magisterial, eloquent, and exhaustive history of gay and lesbian history in his book, "Homosexuality and Civilization." The book traces the history of attitudes towards gay men and women from antiquity to the Enlightenment (its only shortcoming was the lack of anything past the nineteenth century).

This book is a real toud d'force, covering literature, philosophy, history, and Cited by: Louis Crompton has written a magisterial, eloquent, and exhaustive history of gay and lesbian history in his book, "Homosexuality and Civilization." The book traces the history of attitudes towards gay men and women from antiquity to the Enlightenment (its only shortcoming was the lack of anything past the nineteenth century).

This book is Homosexuality and Civilization book real toud d'force, covering literature, philosophy, history, and /5(42). Homosexuality and Civilization is worth reading even with the major problems I've noted. Conceptual sins aside, Dr. Crompton presents his survey of Europe and East Asia very well.

Just bear in mind that he ignores large parts of the globe inhabited by brown and black people (who are not part of "civilization").more/5. Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, "Homosexuality and Civilization" is a stunning exploration of a rich and terrible past.

Preview this book» What people are saying. In the samurai tradition of Japan, Crompton makes clear, the celebration of same-sex love rivaled that of ancient Greece.

Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, Homosexuality and Civilization is a stunning exploration of a rich and terrible past. Before this exhaustive and exhilarating study, a long shelf of books considered the intersection of homosexuality and civilization.

Now there is one that does it all. Crompton's lifetime of academic gay activism powers this erudite, entertaining distillation of same-sex politics, practices, and passions across centuries and through cultures.4/4(1). In this notable monograph, impressive for its breadth and readability, an early pioneer of gay and lesbian studies attempts the Herculean task of chronicling the history of homosexuality in Europe.

Homosexuality and Civilization book by Louis Crompton reviewed by Margaret Fox Last summer, the Reverend Gene Robinson became the first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church. Though surrounded by a swirl of controversy, Bishop Robinson’s confirmation is remarkable in light of the often rocky relationship between Christianity and.

Louis Crompton. Homosexuality and Civilization. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, I learned of this book from Kevin Brown's Diglotting blog. Kevin was discussing his summer reading plans, and he said the following about Crompton's Homosexuality and Civilization: "Most thorough book I’ve seen on the topic (a little over pages long).

Published in"Homosexuality and Civilization" has become the standard text on homosexuality through the ages. The author, Louis Crompton, professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Nebraska, offers an exhaustive list and description of homosexuality from early Greece to the end of the 19th century when homosexual behavior in Europe ceased to be a capital offense/5(28).

Before this exhaustive and exhilarating study, a long shelf of books considered the intersection of homosexuality and civilization. Now there is one that does it all. Crompton’s lifetime of academic gay activism powers this erudite, entertaining distillation of same-sex politics, practices, and passions across centuries and through cultures.

Homosexuality and Civilization is a monumental yet compendious book. The fruit of decades of scholarship in primary documents, it is written in Louis Crompton's customary, classy style: easy, open, colloquial.5/5(5). Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, "Homosexuality and Civilization" is a stunning exploration of a rich and terrible past.

Civilization and Its Discontents Author: Sigmund Freud. Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, "Homosexuality and Civilization" is a stunning exploration of a rich and terrible past.

Civilization and Its Discontents This ebook list for those who looking for to read Civilization and Its Discontents, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index Early Greece: BCE -- Judea: BCE CE -- Classical Greece: BCE -- Rome and Greece: BCE CE -- Christians and pagans: CE -- Darkness descends: -- Medieval world: -- Imperial China: BCE -- Italy in the Renaissance: -- Spain and the Inquisition: Pages: How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization Book Summary: A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better.

How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents a broad yet incisive look at how an unusual "immigrant" group, homosexual men, has influenced mainstream American society and. The idea for this book was spurred by the fate of a pioneering course on homosexuality I helped organize as long ago as The undertaking served as a reminder that homosexuality was indeed the peccatum mutum —the silent sin—for it prompted a legislator to draft a law banning such academic efforts.

The legislative bill, which would have forbidden discussion of the subject at state institutions other than the. Acknowledgement. Satinover, Jeffrey. "Introduction." In Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth.

edited by J.H. Clarke (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House Company, ): The Author. Jeffrey Satinover, MS, MD is a former Fellow in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and the past president of the C.G. Jung Foundation.

Little is known of female homosexuality in antiquity. Sappho, born on the island of Lesbos, was included by later Greeks in the canonical list of nine lyric adjectives deriving from her name and place of birth (sapphic and lesbian) came to be applied to female homosexuality beginning in the 19th 's poetry centers on passion and love for various personages and both genders.

Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Louis Crompton’s Homosexuality and Civilization belongs to this genre of homo-prop. It has, I should say here up front, many virtues.

Crompton has done prodigies of literary and historical research across a wide range. His sources are for the most part secondary, but they could hardly be .Homosexuality and Civilization Book Summary: How have major civilizations of the last two millennia treated people who were attracted to their own sex?

In a narrative tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of homosexual men and women alongside a darker history of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with.In the samurai tradition of Japan, Crompton makes clear, the celebration of same-sex love rivaled that of ancient Greece.

Sweeping in scope, elegantly crafted, and lavishly illustrated, Homosexuality and Civilization is a stunning exploration of a rich and terrible past. ().