Sexual Perversions, 1670-1890

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Julie Peakman
Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2009 - History - 320 pages
This book is a fascinating glimpse into the history of sexual perversions and diversions including fetishism, cross-dressing, effeminate men and masculinised women, sodomy, tribadism, masturbation, necrophilia, rape, paedophilia, flagellation, and sado-masochism, asking how these sexual inclinations were viewed at a particular time in history.

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JULIE PEAKMAN  is a historian and writer, an Honorary Fellow of Birkbeck College, London University and former Honorary Fellow of Wellcome History of the History of Medicine. Her next book is for Atlantic Publishers, Carnal Knowledge, A World History of Sex. Her previous books include Lascivious Bodies. A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century (Atlantic 2004), Mighty Lewd Books. The Development of Pornography in Eighteenth-Century England (Palgrave 2003). She is also the biographer of Emma Hamilton (Haus, 2005); and editor of Whore Biographies 1700-1825 (Pickering and Chatto, 2007, 8 vols), and A History of the Culture of Sexuality (Berg, due 2009). She is a frequent contributor to television history documentaries, international conferences and journals.

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