The Kiss in History

    The Kiss in History

    Karen Harvey

    Manchester University Press 2005

    Paperback 220pp Illustrated

    9780719065958   Product Code: 20720

    The act of kissing has been divided into many different categories - lustful and adulterous, valedictory, mystical or respectful - but, just as with other gestures, its changing nuances across societies can be hard to pin down. Ten eminent scholars contribute to this pioneering collection of cultural studies, analysing kisses at specific points in history from the German Reformation to the First World War and using evidence from sources as divergent as religious texts, popular prints, court depositions, periodicals, diaries and poetry.

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