A History of Celibacy

A History of Celibacy

[from Athena to Elizabeth I, Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence Nightingale, Ghandi, and Cher]

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A look at celibacy traces the history of the phenomenon through the ages, from ancient times to the present day, and profiles many avowed celibates, including Joan of Arc and Sir Isaac Newton.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2000
Edition: 1st Scribner ed
ISBN: 9780684849430
0684849437
Branch Call Number: 306.732 Abbott
Characteristics: 493 p. ; 24 cm

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FindingJane Jun 23, 2016

Celibacy is not a theme much touched on in modern times. While some scholastic institutions advocate teaching teenagers abstinence, it is not necessarily synonymous as virginity. Celibacy can be for someone who has had tons of sex or none at all and the reasons are as varied as the people who make them. Celibacy—not merely a matter for the people in the clergy—is explored in this book throughout history and between the sexes. As a matter of sexual, moral, political interest, the author of this book left no stone unturned inher exploration of this peculiar subject. A most beguiling subject.

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