Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women

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Michigan State University Press, Dec 1, 2009 - History - 303 pages
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From the ancient poet Sappho to tomboisin contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. This book tells their stories, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and place. Leila Rupp reveals how, from the time of the very earliest societies, the possibility of love between women has been known, even when it is feared, ignored, or denied. Sapphistriescombines lyrical narrative with meticulous historical research, providing a unique, sweeping story of desire, love, and sex between women around the globe from the beginning of time to the present.

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Review: Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women (Sexuality Studies)

User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

Some other readers said this was dry, but I found it remarkably accessible for an academic text. While there's some problematic stuff going on here with trans* identities (which the author, to her ... Read full review

Review: Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women (Sexuality Studies)

User Review  - Mary Kathryn - Goodreads

A little dry for a book on the history of lesbianism (footnotes galore), Sapphistries accomplishes its ambitious goal of providing a global history of love between women. The global and historical ... Read full review

Contents

In the Beginning 400001200 BCE
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In Ancient Worlds 3500 BCE800CE
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In Unlikely Places 500 BCE1600CE
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