Whores in History: Prostitution in Western Society

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Harper Collins, 1992 - Prostitutes - 380 pages
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Unrepentant whore, the most maligned woman in history. From the high-ranking temple whores of Egypt and the courtesans of Ancient Greece and Rome, she tells the story of the prostitute with liberal quotations from contemporary sources and anecdotes of bawdy-house and brothel life. She shows how, in the Middle Ages, the Church exploited the sex industry to build churches out of the proceeds; she describes the high-class cortegiane of Renaissance Italy, the French maisons.

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A very interesting book, though not without it's majors biases. The ideas were interesting but the writing was terrible. Read full review

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A very interesting book, though not without it's majors biases. The ideas were interesting but the writing was terrible. Read full review

Contents

Wives Slaves and Whores
12
the Imperial Sex Trade
33
the Martyrdom of Sexuality
55
Copyright

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