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Gay Warriors: A Documentary History from the Ancient World to the Present Paperback – 1 Dec 2001

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  • Paperback: 299 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press; First Edition edition (1 Dec. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814798861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814798867
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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"B.R. Burg in Gay Warriors, through a vivid series of pictures from the ancient to the contemporary world, presents clear evidence that homosexual desire between fighting men in most times and places has contributed to the effectiveness of armies. The modern homosexual/heterosexual distinction has changed this over the last three centuries, but there is every reason to expect that the rise of the gay and lesbian movement may serve to restore an older tradition. The book's original sources stimulate the imagination, and this is especially true of the navy and army courts-martial since 1700. The book is a major contribution to a heated contemporary controversy."
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- Randolph Trumbach, Professor of History, Baruch College and the Grad Center, City University of New York
Author of Sex and the Gender Revolution

"B.R. Burg in Gay Warriors, through a vivid series of pictures from the ancient to the contemporary world, presents clear evidence that homosexual desire between fighting men in most times and places has contributed to the effectiveness of armies. The modern homosexual/heterosexual distinction has changed this over the last three centuries, but there is every reason to expect that the rise of the gay and lesbian movement may serve to restore an older tradition. The book's original sources stimulate the imagination, and this is especially true of the navy and army courts-martial since 1700. The book is a major contribution to a heated contemporary controversy."-Randolph Trumbach, Professor of History, Baruch College and the Grad Center, City University of New YorkAuthor of Sex and the Gender Revolution

"Important...a truly fascinating reading on this controversial subject." -"Library Journal",

"The reprinted documents are what makes Burg's book valuable, and they allow readers to judge for themselves whether gays and lesbians deserve to be fully integrated into the modern military."-"The Journal of Sex Research",

"Important...a truly fascinating reading on this controversial subject." -"Library Journal"

"B.R. Burg in Gay Warriors, through a vivid series of pictures from the ancient to the contemporary world, presents clear evidence that homosexual desire between fighting men in most times and places has contributed to the effectiveness of armies. The modern homosexual/heterosexual distinction has changed this over the last three centuries, but there is every reason to expect that the rise of the gay and lesbian movement may serve to restore an older tradition. The book's original sources stimulate the imagination, and this is especially true of the navy and army courts-martial since 1700. The book is a major contribution to a heated contemporary controversy."-Randolph Trumbach, Professor of History, Baruch College and the Grad Center, City University of New York

"The reprinted documents are what makes Burg's book valuable, and they allow readers to judge for themselves whether gays and lesbians deserve to be fully integrated into the modern military."-"The Journal of Sex Research"

"The reprinted documents are what makes Burg's book valuable, and they allow readers to judge for themselves whether gays and lesbians deserve to be fully integrated into the modern military."

-The Journal of Sex Research

"B.R. Burg in Gay Warriors, through a vivid series of pictures from the ancient to the contemporary world, presents clear evidence that homosexual desire between fighting men in most times and places has contributed to the effectiveness of armies. The modern homosexual/heterosexual distinction has changed this over the last three centuries, but there is every reason to expect that the rise of the gay and lesbian movement may serve to restore an older tradition. The book's original sources stimulate the imagination, and this is especially true of the navy and army courts-martial since 1700. The book is a major contribution to a heated contemporary controversy."

-Randolph Trumbach, Professor of History, Baruch College and the Grad Center, City University of New York

"Important...a truly fascinating reading on this controversial subject."

-Library Journal

-The reprinted documents are what makes Burg's book valuable, and they allow readers to judge for themselves whether gays and lesbians deserve to be fully integrated into the modern military.-

-The Journal of Sex Research

-B.R. Burg in Gay Warriors, through a vivid series of pictures from the ancient to the contemporary world, presents clear evidence that homosexual desire between fighting men in most times and places has contributed to the effectiveness of armies. The modern homosexual/heterosexual distinction has changed this over the last three centuries, but there is every reason to expect that the rise of the gay and lesbian movement may serve to restore an older tradition. The book's original sources stimulate the imagination, and this is especially true of the navy and army courts-martial since 1700. The book is a major contribution to a heated contemporary controversy.-

-Randolph Trumbach, Professor of History, Baruch College and the Grad Center, City University of New York

-Important...a truly fascinating reading on this controversial subject.-

-Library Journal

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"The reprinted documents are what makes Burg's book valuable, and they allow readers to judge for themselves whether gays and lesbians deserve to be fully integrated into the modern military."


-The Journal of Sex Research

"B.R. Burg in Gay Warriors, through a vivid series of pictures from the ancient to the contemporary world, presents clear evidence that homosexual desire between fighting men in most times and places has contributed to the effectiveness of armies. The modern homosexual/heterosexual distinction has changed this over the last three centuries, but there is every reason to expect that the rise of the gay and lesbian movement may serve to restore an older tradition. The book's original sources stimulate the imagination, and this is especially true of the navy and army courts-martial since 1700. The book is a major contribution to a heated contemporary controversy."


-Randolph Trumbach,Professor of History, Baruch College and the Grad Center, City University of New York

"Important...a truly fascinating reading on this controversial subject."


-Library Journal

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Very informative book. Explains the connection of homosexuality and army forces throughout history. A for too long forgotten or overlooked subject.
Well written and enjoyable. Recommended.
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It wasn't "Don't ask, don't tell" in ancient Greece. Same-sex romances were a common and condoned part of military culture.
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