9781853754913-1853754919-History of Orgies (Prion Lost Treasures)

History of Orgies (Prion Lost Treasures)

ISBN-13: 9781853754913
ISBN-10: 1853754919
Author: Partridge, Burgo
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Prion
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781853754913
ISBN-10: 1853754919
Author: Partridge, Burgo
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Prion
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Partridge, Burgo wrote History of Orgies (Prion Lost Treasures) comprising 224 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1853754919 and 9781853754913. Since then History of Orgies (Prion Lost Treasures) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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An orgy, the dictionary tells us, is “a wild gathering, marked by promiscuous sexual activity, excessive drinking, etc.” Burgo Partridge tells us precisely what that has meant down through the ages. He begins with the Greeks, who celebrated sexuality at Dionysian festivals, and the Romans, who imported unwholesome brutalities into their orgiastic celebrations. We then learn of the penchant for group sex displayed by medieval popes, the junketings of Restoration England, the aristocratic hedonists of the Hellfire Club and Scotland’s notorious Wig Club, the orgiastic tastes of Casanova and the Marquis de Sade, right into the 20th century and the bizarre excesses of Aleister Crowley.

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