Love for Sale: A World History of Prostitution

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Grove Press, 2004 - Social Science - 435 pages
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Extrait de la couverture : "From the Whore of Babylon to Pretty Woman, the exchange of sex for money is often cited as the oldest profession, and is certainly the most controversial. Now, eminent historian Nils Johan Ringdal delivers a magistrerial, extremely readable world history of thi most maligned, and most persistent, form of human commerce. Beginning with the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament, [the document] takes the reader on a tour through the entire recorded history of prostitution up to the modern red-light district."

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Within his short compass, Ringdal, an independent Norwegian researcher, includes all of the usual suspects in a history of prostitution: Gilgamesh, Lilith and the Bible, Greeks, Romans, Persians ... Read full review

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