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Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature

Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature by Dr Gwendolyn Leick
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Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism. It gives an insight into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by examining the oldest preserved written evidence on the subject - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform sources - which were written between the 21st and the 5th centuries B.C. Using these long-neglected and often astonishing data, Gwendolyn Leick is able to anlayse Mesopotamian views of prostitution, love magic and deviant sexual behaviour as well as more general issues of sexuality and gender.
This fascinating book sheds light on the sexual culture of one of the earliest literate civilisations.
Taylor and Francis; January 2013
337 pages; ISBN 9781134920747
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Title: Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature
Author: Dr Gwendolyn Leick; Gwendolyn Leick
 
ISBNs
0203414284
9780203414286
9780415065344
9781134920747
9781134920754