Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk

Edward Carpenter

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Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk is a book by Edward Carpenter, first published in 1914. In this ground-breaking study of homosexuality, Carpenter reviews an extensive body of literature, including accounts of Shamans and Bedarches (transgenders) in tribal society, and same-sex unions in ancient Greece and feudal Japan. This book includes much that has a direct bearing on issues of gay spirituality, including a discussion of the Kedushim, the priests of the ancient Near Eastern Goddess religion, and target of the Levitical anti-sodomy and anti-cross-dressing regulations. There is also a mention of the sanctioned Christian male same-sex unions in the Balkans, which gives a new dimension to recent controversies. The chapter on same-sex unions in feudal Japan is also of particular interest, as it deals with a topic very rarely dealt with by western writers.

This book has 35,306 words, 56 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1914.

Production notes: This ebook of Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 9th July 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Jason and Medea' by Gustave Moreau.

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