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The Resource Queer city : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd

Queer city : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd

Label
Queer city : gay London from the Romans to the present day
Title
Queer city
Title remainder
gay London from the Romans to the present day
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Ackroyd is our preeminent chronicler of London. In Queer City, he looks at the metropolis in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the penis was worshipped and homosexuality was considered admirable. The city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops and clergy, monks and missionaries. His rule was accompanied by the first laws against queer practices. What followed was an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure, from the notorious Normans, whose military might depended on masculine loyalty, and the fashionable female transvestism of the 1620s; to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early 1800s and the 'gay plague' in the 1980s. Ackroyd takes us right into this hidden city, celebrating its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other. In a city of superlatives, it is perhaps this endless sexual fluidity and resilience that epitomise the real triumph of London
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
306.76/609421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.G72
LC item number
L652 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Queer city : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's in a name? -- A red and savage tongue -- A military lay -- The friend -- No cunt -- Bring on the dancing boys -- Soft and slippery -- The rubsters -- Suck thy master -- Arsey-versy -- Continually wet -- Good golly Miss Molly -- Flats -- Tiddy dolls -- Rump riders -- Omi-palone -- Damned and done for -- Howl
Control code
on1000583197
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781419730993
Lccn
2017949745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419730993
  • (OCoLC)1000583197
Label
Queer city : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's in a name? -- A red and savage tongue -- A military lay -- The friend -- No cunt -- Bring on the dancing boys -- Soft and slippery -- The rubsters -- Suck thy master -- Arsey-versy -- Continually wet -- Good golly Miss Molly -- Flats -- Tiddy dolls -- Rump riders -- Omi-palone -- Damned and done for -- Howl
Control code
on1000583197
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781419730993
Lccn
2017949745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419730993
  • (OCoLC)1000583197

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