9 edition of The Sotadic Zone found in the catalog.
by Fredonia Books (NL)
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||108|
Burton first advanced his Sotadic Zone concept in the "Terminal Essay"  contained in Volume 10 of his translation of The Arabian Nights, which he called The Book of the Thousand Nights and a . In particular, he mapped a ‘Sotadic Zone’ in which, he claimed, pederasty was common. There, in his most explicitly sexual geography, Burton was able to conceptualize a form of male homosexuality and chart a relationship between this marginalized homosexuality and the dominant, heterosexual sexuality of the material and metaphorical centre Cited by:
However, geographically the “Sotadic Zone” behaves very strangely, undergoing extreme contractions and expansions; by the time the Sotadic Zone expands to include the entire hemisphere of pre-Columbian America, it becomes a total reductio ad absurdum from the standpoint of geography. Clearly something else is involved. 2. Running eastward the Sotadic Zone narrows, embracing Asia Minor, Mesopotamia and Chaldaea, Afghanistan, Sind, the Punjab and Kashmir. 3. In Indo-China the belt begins to broaden, enfolding China, Japan and Turkistan. 4. It then embraces the South Sea Islands and the New World where, at the time of its discovery, Sotadic love was, with some4/
Burton speculated that male homosexuality was prevalent in an area of the southern latitudes named by him the "Sotadic zone". Rumours about Burton's own sexuality were already circulating and were further incited by this work.  Perhaps Burton's best-known book is . The Sotadic Zone. New York: Privately Printed by the Panurge Press, [c]. No. of 2, copies, 8vo, pp, original gilt titled purple cloth, slightly rubbed and sunned. Originally published in Item # Price: £
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This essay first appeared in Burton's Terminal essay to the original ed. of the Arabian nights. Description: pages ; 22 cm: Contents. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, Sotadic zone.
New York, Privately printed by the Panurge Press [?]. The Sotadic Zone - as theorized in Burton's "Terminal Essay" to The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night (). For Burton, pederasty and homosexuality were "geographical and climatic, not racial," meaning it could be found in all the red bits.
For centuries Christianity had portrayed Islam, the religion that occupied a good part of the Sotadic Zone, as immoral because of its practice of polygamy.
Imagined as Christianity’s sexual other, the Muslim world was where many homosexual Westerners expected to find some kind of sexual paradise (Weeks, ). Definition of sotadic zone in the dictionary. Meaning of sotadic zone. What does sotadic zone mean.
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Of course I know it is an old volume written by gist Sir Richard r 5/5. The Sotadic Zone book The Sotadic Zone. Social and Sexual Relations of the Mohammedan Empire. by Burton, Sir Richard F. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The existence of a Sotadic Zone was an hypothesis of the British Orientalist and explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton ().
He asserted that there exists a geographic zone in which pederasty (romantic-sexual intimacy between a boy and a man) is prevalent and celebrated among the indigenous inhabitants. The name derives from Sotades, a 3rd-century BC Greek poet who was the chief. • This Introduction analyzes Burton's stratagems for eluding the Victorian censors: his use of irony, ostensibly homophobic language, “Sotadic Zone”, and foreign languages.
The Introduction also includes brief biographical information. To read it click here. • An ability to detect and understand irony is a prerequisite for reading Burton's essay. The Sotadic Zone. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller The Sotadic Zone [ # of copies ].
The Lure of the ‘Sotadic Zone’ The following is excerpted from Gay Tourism: Culture and Context, published by Haworth Press, Reprinted with permission. Sotades (Greek: Σωτάδης; 3rd century BC) was an Ancient Greek poet.
Biography. Sotades was born in Maroneia, either the one in Thrace, or in lived in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus ( BC). The city was at that time a remarkable center of learning, with a great deal of artistic and literary activity, including epic poetry and the Great Library.
R eading Brian Whitaker’s excellent and informative Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian life in the Middle East, I came across the concept of a Sotadic Zone, advanced by Richard Burton in his “Terminal Essay” to The Book of a Thousand Nights and One Nights ().
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The existence of a Sotadic zone was a hypothesis of Richard Francis asserted that there existed a geographic zone in which pederasty was prevalent and tolerated among the indigenous inhabitants.
Burton first proposed this hypothesis in the Terminal Essay  contained in Volume 10 of his translation of The Arabian Nights in .The name Sotadic derives from Sotades, a Greek.
The chapter furthered his beliefs of the 'Sotadic Zone’, asserting the geographic zone in which pederasty was allegedly most prevalent and celebrated among indigenous inhabitants. His coordinates roughly were considered to be just north of the Equator.
Lat. 43 degrees to. Sotadic zone The existence of a Sotadic Zone was an hypothesis of the British Orientalist and explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton. He asserted that there exists a geographic zone in which pederasty is prevalent and celebrated among the indigenous inhabitants.
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