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The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD chapter 1 The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD, meaning The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD, genre The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD, book cover The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD, flies The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD, The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD 6f6478a1f3142 Courtesans, Hetaeras, Tawaif S, Ji S These Women Have Exchanged Artistic Graces, Elevated Conversation, And Sexual Favors With Male Patrons Throughout History And Around The World In Ming Dynasty China And Early Modern Italy, Exchange Was Made Through Poetry, Speech, And Music In Pre Colonial India Through Magic, Music, Chemistry, And Other Arts Yet Like The Art Of Courtesanry Itself, Those Arts Have Often Thrived Outside Present Day Canons And Modes Of Transmission, And Have Mostly Vanished Without Trace The Courtesan S Arts Delves Into This Hidden Legacy, While Touching On Its Equivocal Relationship To Geisha At Once Interdisciplinary, Empirical, And Theoretical, The Book Is The First To Ask How Arts Have Figured In The Survival Or Demise Of Courtesan Cultures By Juxtaposing Research From Different Fields Among Cases Studied By Writers On Classics, Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, And Various Histories Of Art, Music, Literature, And Political Culture Are Ming Dynasty China, Twentieth Century Korea, Edo And Modern Japan, Ancient Greece, Early Modern Italy, And India, Past And Present Refusing A Universal Model, The Authors Nevertheless Share A Perception That Courtesans Hover In The Crevices Of Space, Time, And Practice Between Gifts And Money, Courts And Cities, Subtlety And Flamboyance, Feminine Allure And Masculine Power, As Wifely Surrogates But Keepers Of Culture What Most Binds Them To Their Arts In Our Post Industrialized World Of Global Services And Commodities, They Find, Is Courtesans Fragility, As Their Cultures, Once Vital To Civilizations Founded In Leisure And Pleasure, Are Now Largely Forgotten, Transforming Courtesans Into National Icons Or Historical Curiosities, Or Reducing Them To Prostitution


10 thoughts on “The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives includes CD

  1. says:

    Scholarly, I was looking for information on the qiyan of the Abbasid time period and though they weren t mentioned a number of training and custom information about courtesans were gone into and I found the information on the Italian era fascinating.


  2. says:

    I got this book for background reading for my story It has a chapter about courtesans during the Ming dynasty of China It focuses particularly on their role as musicans and singers These courtesans were much entertainers than prostitutes I enjoyed the essay by Judith Zeitlin, who is one of my favourite Chinese historians, but I didn t bother reading the other essays in this collection as they mainly focused on women in Europe.


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