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Gay Life in Other Cultures

Founded in 2009, Arbery Books is the UK's leading online dealer in rare and secondhand books and ephemera of gay interest. Our other topics include lesbianism, transgenderism, sexuality in general and antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica, picaresque and sexual behaviour. Recently we have added early science-fiction and fantasy to our lists.


This section lists itles covering homosexual behaviours and identities outside the UK and US. Books from other countries that have had significant impact on Anglo-Saxon thinking (eg by Magnus Hirschfeld) are in the Gay / Queer / Homosexual Studies section. Books with male homosexuality as a minor or secondary topic are in the sexuality section. Gay Travel Guides can be found here. For books in languages other than English, see Other Languages in the left column. 1st refers to first edition.


We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. Prices include UK postage and packing.
AUTHOR TITLE EDITION PRICE
Evelyn BLACKWOOD (ed) The Many Faces of Homosexuality
Anthropological Approaches to Homosexual Behavior
1986  1st £6.00
Juan Jacobo HERNANDEZ (ed) Mexico Gay Agenda Cultural 1990
in Spanish / en castellano
1990  1st £12.50




Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.


"Indeed, military outposts were recognized as environments so notorious for sodomy that this could be adduced as a motive for clemency: in 1440 the government justified canceling a convicted sodomite's fine because, among other reasons, when he committed sodomy 'he was at military service and frequented soldiers, who are commonly profligate in that vice'."

Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence
Michael Rocke
Oxford University Press, 1996






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