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From the Publisher
"Intended for high school and college students, along with the general public, this six-volume set provides an overview of sex, love, and courtship from prehistoric times to the 21st century in approximately 793 entries. Each stand-alone volume includes a time line highlighting significant activities and societal changes regarding love, courtship, or sexuality."
"Each volume is a useful resource, not only for the coverage of sex and love, but also for the portraits it offers of the culture, people, and arts of its time."
School Library Journal
"This encyclopedia brings together an outstanding amount of diverse material on the ideas, attitudes, laws, and practices of sex, love, and courtship in cultures all around the world and through the centuries….The inclusion of Web sites that contain documents and information is an outstanding addition that will be very helpful to students researching these topics. Each book concludes with a selected bibliography, an index, and information about the contributors. The important aspect of the encyclopedia is that a topic such as marriage, divorce, or abortion can be followed through time….[T]he encyclopedia is an outstanding reference source, bringing together a vast amount of information that would otherwise be difficult to find. Although there are thousands of books on sexuality and love in different cultures, this set synthesizes this information for students and general readers. An invaluable resource for college and public libraries."
Booklist, Starred Review
"… this guide makes a valuable contribution to the study of social history."
Lawrence Looks at Books
"Although there are thousands of books on sexuality and love in different cultures, this one synthesizes this information for students and general audiences."
"Taken as a whole, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History offers a fascinating historical survey of a topic that nearly everyone is curious about. While it is a serious and scholarly work, it is also accessible to advanced high school students and general readers."
Against the Grain
". . . appropriate for large public libraries and academic institutions. . ."