Born to be gay : a history of homosexuality /

Naphy, William G., 1960-

Born to be gay : a history of homosexuality / William Naphy. - Stroud : Tempus, 2004. - 288 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. - Revealing history .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [270]-281) and index.

Prologue: putting people in pigeonholes -- Before Sodom and Gomorrah (pre-1300 BCE): 'Joined in life, joined in death' -- The birth of homophobia (1300-100 BCE): 'They must be put to death' -- Classical civilisations and the birth of Christianity (100 BCE-600 CE): 'Every woman's husband and every man's wife' -- Closing minds (600 CE-1550): 'The Amir wants to see what I look like when I'm sodomised' -- Spreading Christian 'values' (1550-1800): 'Because the white people thought it was evil' -- Colonising minds (1800-2000): 'They had grown from childhood in their own natural way' -- Conclusion: rediscovering diversity.

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Homosexuality--History.

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