Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 April 2005

224 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065958

Bookseller Code (06)


The Kiss in history

Karen Harvey

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Each of the essays in this fascinating book take a single kind of kiss - kiss of love, affection, peace, respect or friendship - and uses it as an index to the past
  • Explores the kiss through sources as diverse as canonical religious texts, popular prints, court depositions, periodicals, diaries and poetry
  • The collections shows that by analyzing the kiss and its position - embedded as it is as part of our culture - history can use small gestures to take us to big issues concerning ourselves and others, the past and the present
  • Afterword by the eminent cultural historian, Sir Keith Thomas

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