International Journal of Family Therapy

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 70–80

An historical perspective of incest

  • Alberto C. Serrano
  • David W. Gunzburger

DOI: 10.1007/BF00924434

Cite this article as:
Serrano, A.C. & Gunzburger, D.W. International Journal of Family Therapy (1983) 5: 70. doi:10.1007/BF00924434


Incest has been documented in most civilizations and for as long as can be remembered. This article begins with a brief historical overview of incest across cultures and times. The second part includes a review of several theories that place the significance of the incest taboo in an historical continuum.

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© Human Sciences Press 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto C. Serrano
    • 1
  • David W. Gunzburger
    • 1
  1. 1.Community Guidance CenterSan Antonio

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