Sex & Punishment review by LiteraryReview.co.uk

Blurb: “This is an excellently researched, almost scholarly book that draws on a wide range of sources from Herodotus to St Augustine (who f***ed the living daylights out of half of Carthage and Milan before declaring celibacy the way to go when he could no longer get it up) and on to Pepys and Foucault. All are properly credited. By backing up his material and selecting sources wisely, Berkowitz has achieved a perfect balance between case study and analysis, and between narrative and reflection.” — LiteraryReview.co.uk For the full review,...

Review of Sex & Punishment

 Excerpt: “…Berkowitz’s book in the end is a rewarding wonderland of the forbidden, and of society’s attempts to keep it so, despite their inevitable failure. It is a mural sometimes done as miniature, sometimes as epic, but always with a craftsman’s hand—a sprawling story told with uncommon precision and purity of expression.” For the full review, click here: Triquarterly.org For more info, visit...

Sex and Punishment review on California Lawyer

Excerpt: “The history of Western civilization isn’t just a saga of the rise and fall of great empires and nation-states, as many of us were instructed in freshman survey classes. It’s also, as San Francisco attorney and writer Eric Berkowitz reminds us in this fascinating volume, a history of sex, or more particularly a history of law and how sex has been regulated, promoted, celebrated, and perhaps most of all, punished over time.” — California Lawyer When an individual is injured in an accident that was not their fault, their job should be to heal and get better. It is not to deal with insurance companies, or try to put a personal injury claim together, when they have never had to do it before. Without legal knowledge, an individual may not be able to properly file their personal injury claim. If an individual instead of a tries to represent themselves, the insurance company will not perceive the individual as a threat to them. For the full review, click here:...

We Love This Book reviews Sex & Punishment

Excerpt: “Sex and Punishment: 4000 Years of Judging Desire is a book to read when you want more than your fair share of space on the morning commute. But don’t let that put you off. Eric Berkowitz’s riveting investigation of sex law charts its progression from the beginning of written history in Mesopotamia through to Oscar Wilde’s incarceration for sodomy in 1895.” — WeLoveThisBook.com For the full review, click here:...