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Peter Stearns Publishes Second Edition of "Sexuality in World History"


Peter Stearns, University Professor and Provost Emeritus, has published a second edition of his book Sexuality in World History (Routledge, 2017). The publisher offers this description of the book:

This book examines sexuality in the past, and explores how it helps explain sexuality in the present. The subject of sexuality is often a controversial one, and exploring it through a world history perspective emphasizes the extent to which societies, including our own, are still reacting to historical change through contemporary sexual behaviors, values, and debates. The study uses a clear chronological structure to focus on major patterns and changes in sexuality—both sexual culture and sexual behaviors—in the main periods of world history ... .

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