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The Sotadic Zone: Social and Sexual Relations of the Mohammedan Empire

Richard F. Burton

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Paperback. 108 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.6in. x 0.4in.Burtons scandalous, opinionated, amusing foray into a topography that he names the Sotadic Zone. It includes both shores of the Mediterranean, embraces Asia Minor, Afghanistan, Sind, the Punjab and Kashmir, Indo-China, China, Japan, the South Sea Islands, and much of the New World at the time of its discovery. He derived Sotadic from the name of the Greek poet Sotades, playfully offering Satodism as an esoteric substitute for sexual inversion. He worked before there was a discipline called anthropology. But in this comparative essay he proposed a theory of same sex activity, supposedly more prevalent in areas of what he termed the Sotadic Zone, comprising many places where Burton himself traveled and lived. He defined these as primarily tropical, but areas such as Alaska were included, all non Western. Many later writers would refer to his ideas and research, for example, John Addington Symonds in Problem in Greek Ethics. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781589637894

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Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL)

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Burton's scandalous, opinionated, amusing foray into a topography that he names the Sotadic Zone. It includes both shores of the Mediterranean, embraces Asia Minor, Afghanistan, Sind, the Punjab and Kashmir, Indo-China, China, Japan, the South Sea Islands, and much of the New World at the time of its discovery. He derived "Sotadic" from the name of the Greek poet Sotades, playfully offering "Satodism" as an esoteric substitute for "sexual inversion." He worked before there was a discipline called anthropology. But in this comparative essay he proposed a theory of same sex activity, supposedly more prevalent in areas of what he termed the Sotadic Zone, comprising many places where Burton himself traveled and lived. He defined these as primarily tropical, but areas such as Alaska were included, all "non Western." Many later writers would refer to his ideas and research, for example, John Addington Symonds in Problem in Greek Ethics.

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