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The Resource Queer city : Gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd

Queer city : Gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd

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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 'Queer City', Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way - through the story of its gay population. In Roman Londinium 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, monks and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early 19th century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music and the horror of AIDS
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
  • 306.7'66'094212
  • 306.7'66'094212
  • 306.766094212
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Family and Relationships
  • Gay/Lesbian Interest
Label
Queer city : Gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780701188801
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780701188801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)
Label
Queer city : Gay London from the Romans to the present day, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780701188801
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780701188801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)

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