The courtesans arts cross cultural perspectives presents a remarkably rich and wide ranging view of the social significance and cultural resonance of that most ambivalent yet seductive of women the courtesan. Courtesans hetaeras tawaif s ji s these women have exchanged artistic graces elevated conversation and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world of a different world than common prostitutes courtesans deal in artistic and intellectual pleasures in ways that are wholly interdependent with their commerce in sex. The courtesans arts cross cultural perspectives edited by martha feldman and bonnie gordon offers us a remarkably wide ranging investigation into the lives of courtesans from ancient to modern timesthe collections eighteen essays provide us with the research of distinguished as well as younger scholars coming from various disciplines music history ethnomusicology asian studies art . The courtesans arts cross cultural perspectives includes companion website edited by martha feldman and bonnie gordon. Find great deals for the courtesans arts cross cultural perspectives 2006 mixed media shop with confidence on ebay
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