Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group’s updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

A History Of Celibacy

A History Of Celibacy

Celibacy is a worldwide practice that is often adopted, rarely discussed. Now, in Elizabeth Abbott’s fascinating and wide-ranging history, it is examined in all its various forms: shaping religious lives, conditioning athletes and shamans, surfacing in classical poetry and camp literature, resonating in the voices of castrati, and permeating ancient mythology. Found in every society of the past, practiced by both the anonymous and the legendary (St. Catherine, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Elizabeth I, Gandhi), celibacy has as many stories as adherents, and Abbott weaves them into a provocative, seamless tapestry that brings history alive.
Read More

Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Religion

On Sale: May 24th 2001

Price: $19.95

Page Count: 496

ISBN-13: 9780306810411

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

reader reviews