Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom by Laura Engelstein
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Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom
By Laura Engelstein

Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom

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Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom by Laura Engelstein

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Realizing that some prejudices have changed little over the centuries, Engelstein cautions that "we must not cast the shadow of our own distress on the story of the Skoptsy. Their physical suffering was something they willingly embraced".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801488795
ISBN-10: 0801488796
Format: Paperback
(222mm x 143mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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