Epilogue: Experience and Artifice
In contrast to the history of the expression of sexual emotions and experiences, that of war — so frequently linked to sex verbally and conceptually — has aroused little attention for its own sake. It is commonly buried as a theme among others in general considerations of chivalry, the epic or historiography. Studies like G. G. Langsam’s Martial Books and Tudor Verse are rare.1 By now we know a great deal about what could or could not be said about sex in a variety of times, cultures and media. Matters are quite different with regard to that other condition of human existence, war.
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