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Author: Alain Cabantous
ISBN 13: 9780231118767
ISBN 10: 231118767
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2002-01-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
List Price: $55.00

The book takes us on a journey through the Christian West with braggarts, craftsmen, soldiers, sailors, and their coarse, forbidden exchanges. More than simply an exhaustive inventory of the uses of and bans on blasphemy, the book is a lively analysis of the relationship between the blasphemer, the machinery of language, and that of repression.