Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

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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 City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day 2017, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701188801

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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day 2017, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701188818

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