In a groundbreaking reappraisal of European history, award-winning
historian Brian M. Watson gives the secret history of smut through
the literature, art, photography, and historical figures you didn’t
learn about in school. Watson combs the bawdy and forgotten corners
of Western civilization to reveal the hidden story of a topic that
still causes anger, arousal, excitement and scandal. Combining an
entertaining style with brand-new research, Annals... more...