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A History Of Celibacy

A History Of Celibacy (Paperback)

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Celibacy is a worldwide practice that is often adopted, rarely discussed. Now, in Elizabeth Abbott's fascinating and wide-ranging history, it is examined in all its various forms: shaping religious lives, conditioning athletes and shamans, surfacing in classical poetry and camp literature, resonating in the voices of castrati, and permeating ancient mythology. Found in every society of the past, practiced by both the anonymous and the legendary (St. Catherine, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Elizabeth I, Gandhi), celibacy has as many stories as adherents, and Abbott weaves them into a provocative, seamless tapestry that brings history alive.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologySexual behaviour Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 01/05/2001 ISBN-13: 9780306810411  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Elizabeth Abbott has a Ph.D. in history and is Dean of Women at Trinity College, University of Toronto. She is the author of several books and lives in Toronto.

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