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The Book of the Courtesans by Susan Griffin
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Aug 26, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction, courtesans-and-whores, history

I read this book around the same time I read Sex with Kings. While that work was good and fairly well researched, it just doesn't hold a candle to the lovely prose and witty storytelling of this work. This is an amazing history of the ways women have found to trade what for centuries was their most valued asset for money, security and power. This was an extremely enjoyable read and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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