Ancient Obscenities: Or Things You Shouldn't Know about the History of Mankind!

Ancient Obscenities: Or Things You Shouldn't Know about the History of Mankind!

by Dr. Paul Bahn, Bill Tidy
     
 

With a unique blend of narrative, anecdote, and cartoon, this book reveals and revels in those aspects of the past that have been ignored, glossed over, or even suppressed—the bawdy, the scatological, and the downright bizarre. Our ancestors were not always serious, fearful creatures. They were human like ourselves and shared our earthy sense of humor based on

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With a unique blend of narrative, anecdote, and cartoon, this book reveals and revels in those aspects of the past that have been ignored, glossed over, or even suppressed—the bawdy, the scatological, and the downright bizarre. Our ancestors were not always serious, fearful creatures. They were human like ourselves and shared our earthy sense of humor based on bodily functions, bawdiness, and slapstick. So it's time to take the fig leaf off the past and take a long hard look at the world that would have had the Victorians reaching for their smelling salts. So, if you want to know what your average Egyptian slave thought of Pharaoh or what a Roman legionary thought of his commander, you will find the answer here—in hilarious graphic detail. It is a must-own for history lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845883508
Publisher:
Nonsuch Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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