Love for Sale: A World History of Prostitution

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Grove Press, 2004 - Social Science - 464 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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User Review  - authorjanebnight - LibraryThing

What I liked- This non fiction book followed a logical sequence and was filled with interesting facts. I especially liked the chapter about Mary Magdalene. What I didn’t like- About halfway through ... Read full review

LOVE FOR SALE: A World History of Prostitution

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A survey of the world's oldest profession, which becomes, in effect, a sexual history of the world.Not terribly interested in gender-crusading, but still more intellectually rigorous than Camille ... Read full review

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