The Resource Queer City : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)

Queer City : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)

Label
Queer City : gay London from the Romans to the present day
Title
Queer City
Title remainder
gay London from the Romans to the present day
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 practices. What followed was an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure, from the notorious Normans, whose military might depended on masculine loyalty, and the fashionable female transvestism of the 1620s; to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early 1800s and the 'gay plague' in the 1980s. Ackroyd takes us right into this hidden city, celebrating its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other. In a city of superlatives, it is perhaps this endless sexual fluidity and resilience that epitomise the real triumph of London
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
306.76/609421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.G72
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Label
Queer City : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; List of Illustrations; 1 What's in a name?; 2 A red and savage tongue; 3 A military lay; 4 The friend; 5 No cunt; 6 Bring on the dancing boys; 7 Soft and slippery; 8 The rubsters; 9 Suck thy master; 10 Arsey-Versy; 11 Continually wet; 12 Good golly Miss Molly; 13 Flats; 14 Tiddy dolls; 15 Rump riders; 16 Omi-palone; 17 Damned and done for; 18 Howl; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index of Searchable Terms
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (228 unnumbered pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781683353010
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
70e19740-b53a-4cfa-a57b-3abd53004298
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1031965788
Label
Queer City : gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; List of Illustrations; 1 What's in a name?; 2 A red and savage tongue; 3 A military lay; 4 The friend; 5 No cunt; 6 Bring on the dancing boys; 7 Soft and slippery; 8 The rubsters; 9 Suck thy master; 10 Arsey-Versy; 11 Continually wet; 12 Good golly Miss Molly; 13 Flats; 14 Tiddy dolls; 15 Rump riders; 16 Omi-palone; 17 Damned and done for; 18 Howl; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index of Searchable Terms
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (228 unnumbered pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781683353010
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
70e19740-b53a-4cfa-a57b-3abd53004298
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1031965788

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