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Author Leick, Gwendolyn, 1951-
Title Sex and eroticism in Mesopotamian literature / Gwendolyn Leick.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.

Author Leick, Gwendolyn, 1951-
Subject Erotic literature, Sumerian -- History and criticism.
Erotic literature, Assyro-Babylonian -- History and criticism.
Sex in literature.
Sex customs -- Iraq -- History.
Erotica -- Iraq -- History.
Erotica -- history.
Sexual Behavior -- history.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages) : illustrations, map
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index.
Contents pt. I. The Sumero-Akkadian tradition of the third and early second millennia. 1. The Cosmological Articulation of Sexuality. 2. Masculine Sexuality in Sumerian Literature. 3. Enki and Ninhursaga: A Myth of Male Lust? 4. From Adolescence to Maturity: The Myth of Enlil and Ninlil. 5. Phallicism in Sumerian Literature. 6. Femininity and Eroticism in Sumerian Literature. 7. The Bridal Songs. 8. Inanna and her Brother. 9. Inanna Rejoicing in her Vulva. 10. 'My Consort, Maid Inanna, Lady, Voluptuousness of Heaven and Earth'. 11. 'Words of Seduction': Courtly Love Poetry. 12. The Rites of Divine Love. 13. L'Amour Libre or Sacred Prostitution? 14. Liminal Sexuality: Eunuchs, Homosexuals and the Common Prostitute -- pt. II. Sources from the later second and first millennia. 15. Eroticism in Akkadian Literature. 16. Ballads, Hymns and Dialogues: Akkadian Love Poetry. 17. Love Magic and Potency Incantations. 18. Problematic Aspects of Sexuality: Sin and Pollution.
Summary A fascinating book shedding light on the sexual culture of one of the earliest literate civilisations and provides a new contribution to current debates about sex, eroticism and gender.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585448736 (electronic bk.)
9780585448732 (electronic bk.)
0203414284 (electronic bk.)
9780203414286 (electronic bk.)
0415065348 (Cloth)
0415311616 (Paper)
OCLC # 52628788
Additional Format Print version: Leick, Gwendolyn, 1951- Sex and eroticism in Mesopotamian literature. London ; New York : Routledge, 1994 0415065348 (DLC) 93049776 (OCoLC)29670516

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