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Images of Lust
Author : James Jerman
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2013-04-15
ISBN 10 : 9781135862244
ISBN 13 : 1135862249
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of Lust Book Description:

Sexually explicit sculptures may be found on a number of medieval churches in France and Spain. This fascinating study examines the origins and purposes of these sculptures, viewing them not as magical fertility symbols, nor even as idols of ancient pre-Christian religions, but as serious works that dealt with the sexual customs and salvation of medieval folk, and thus gave support to the Church's moral teachings.