The history of same-sex attraction and love is relevant to many aspects of history, including its social, religious, and political dimensions. The Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality provides a comprehensive survey of same-sex relations from ancient China and Greece to the contemporary world. The book covers religious traditions that have tolerated or had a role for same-sex relations, to those that have condemned it and called for punishment. The legal treatment of homosexuality, and the development in the modern world of a gay rights movements, are central areas of focus. In addition, there are a number of entries for specific countries and regions that provides concise summaries of how same-sex relations have been understood and treated around the globe. Court decisions and emerging norms in international law are also covered.
Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 200 cross-referenced entries on important historical figures, philosophic, artistic, and literary treatments of same-sex love, historical terms, and contemporary events. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about homosexuality.
Brent L. Pickett is a professor of political science and dean at the University of Wyoming. He has also served as a visiting professor at institutions in China, Germany, and the Republic of Georgia.
Editor’s ForewordJon Woronoff
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
About the Author
Pickett offers a new edition of the Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality. Focused regionally and historically, the dictionary includes more than 200 entries ranging from Persian poet Abû Nuwâs to French author Marguerite Yourcenar. Items include relevant people (both homosexual and anti-homosexual), notable events, nations and regions, organizations, policies, social and legal issues, religious viewpoints, pertinent court cases, and more. Readers will find the dictionary’s entries to be useful summaries of major homosexual themes across time and space. They can further pursue these themes by consulting the volume’s select bibliography, which sorts items by subject matter. The bibliography also includes suggested literary and biographical readings for both youth and adults. Recommended. All readers.
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