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By Gwendolyn Leick

Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a brand new contribution to present debates approximately intercourse and eroticism. It offers an perception into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by way of analyzing the oldest preserved written proof at the topic - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform assets - which have been written among the twenty first and the fifth centuries B.C. utilizing those long-neglected and infrequently amazing info, Gwendolyn Leick is ready to anlayse Mesopotamian perspectives of prostitution, love magic and deviant sexual behaviour in addition to extra common problems with sexuality and gender.
This attention-grabbing booklet sheds gentle at the sexual tradition of 1 of the earliest literate civilisations.

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