TITLE

Pox Britannica

PUB. DATE
November 1980
SOURCE
National Review;11/28/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 24, p1439
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article considers the argument of University of Reading Professor of Sociology, Stanislav Andreski, that syphilis has changed morals in Europe. Andreski further argues that syphilis was a punishment for unlawful sexual intercourse. In that sense, claimed Andreski, Europeans led by John Calvin discussed punishment by syphilis to preach against extramarital lust using syphilis and the virtue of puritanism.
ACCESSION #
6078369

 

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