The Courtesans' Arts: Cross-cultural Perspectives

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The Courtesans' Arts: Cross-cultural Perspectives - Feldman, Martha, and Gordon, Bonnie
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Courtesans, hetaeras, tawaif-s, ji-s--these women have exchanged artistic graces, elevated conversation, and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world. Of a different world than common prostitutes, courtesans deal in artistic and intellectual pleasures in ways that are wholly interdependent with their commerce in sex. In pre-colonial India, courtesans cultivated a wide variety of artistic skills, including magic, music, and chemistry. In Ming dynasty China, courtesans communicated with their ...

The Courtesans' Arts: Cross-cultural Perspectives 2006, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780195170290

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The Courtesans' Arts: Cross-cultural Perspectives 2006, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780195170283

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