Make Love

Sara Wheeler

This stimulating book examines the ways in which legal systems have attempted to regulate sexual activity over millennia, from the ‘slow impalement of unfaithful wives’ in Mesopotamia to the ‘sterilisation of masturbators’ in the United States. ‘I have mapped out the story of Western civilisation’, Eric Berkowitz boldly claims in his introduction, ‘from the perspective of law and libido.’ … Read More>>

Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire
By Eric Berkowitz (The Westbourne Press 368pp £17.99)

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