A well researched book that provides many riveting historical examples.
While there are 20 pages of notes and a 20 page Bibliography for those who want them, the book can be easily read without referring to them.
An absolutely fascinating look into the history of an activity we often times take for granted.
Entertaining but limited strictly to the Western world, repetitive, and does not really cover that much ground.Published 1 month ago by Egor O. Perov
This book is a must read! It really amkes you realize how every age has had it's own well-intentioned but depraved ideas about what constitues a punishable offence regarding sexual... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul Poletti
This is an entertaining read. It makes a good companion for Stephanie Coontz's "Marriage, a History" which covers a lot of the same ground but from the perspective of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle fan
The problems of people wanting to control sex and lust have always been with us. This looks at the laws that countries have imposed on the activities of their peoples. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MEVirginia
Interesting subject matter, but occasionally dry presentation style. More verbose than it needed to be. Couldn't hold my attention for more than half of the book.Published 8 months ago by Haiku Reviewer
This was a required text for one of my graduate classes. The book starts in Ancient times, Rome and Greece, evaluating sex norms and perception in society. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alex Mitchell
Disputes over sexual behavior are not new, nor is our attempt to use the legal system to resolve differences involving sex. Read morePublished 15 months ago by F. Orion Pozo
As Mr. Berkowitz said in his introduction, he'd intended to write an overview of law through the ages but found himself distracted by all the law regarding marriage and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Oh hum - I like to read something that might surprise or shock - this story does neither. I finished the book and quickly forgot I'd ever read it.Published 19 months ago by Bettina Magafakis