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History of Celibacy, ELIZABETH ABBOT

Author:    ELIZABETH ABBOT

Title:   History of Celibacy

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    May 2001

ISBN Number:    0306810417 / 9780306810411

Seller ID:   20080623143192

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.

Price = 17.50 USD



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