Links on the History of Friendship, Romantic Friendship, Romance, and Sexuality

This site contains links to historical research sites on the history of love and  related topics. Sites that address the subject of the history of romantic friendship are specially noted, as this topic is often tucked away in sites devoted to other topics.

The list is concise rather than inclusive; I have tried to pick some of the best Websites for research in this area.

Some of the sites linked below address topics of sexuality. Parental guidance is suggested.

This directory is maintained by Dusk Peterson. Fiction by Dusk Peterson is available, including works of friendship fiction, heterosexual love stories, and gay love stories. More sites on the literature and history of friendship, romance, romantic friendship, and sexuality are available at this domain.

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Celebrate Friendship. History of friendship; includes information on romantic friendship.

Datenschlag Chronicle of Sadomasochism. See also the bibliography. [This site is for adults only.]

Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World. Includes material on other aspects of the history of love.

Friendship. Links; includes links related to the history of friendship, romantic friendship, and "Boston marriages".

Friendship and Romantic Friendship: Stories and History. Related sites at this domain.

Friendship, Romantic Friendship, Romance, and Sexuality: Literature, History, and News. Related sites at this domain.

Gay History and Literature. See also its links page. Modern gay history: 1700-1973. Includes an article on romantic friendship.

GLBT (Queer?) History. A Web directory in no particular order, but it includes some obscure regional links.

glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Culture. History of literature and the arts. Includes articles on female romantic friendship and male romantic friendship.

History of Love and Marriage. Bibliography and links.

History of Rape. Bibliography.

History of Sexuality. Home page for the HISTSEX e-mail list. See also its links page.

The Leather Research Reference Shelf. At this domain.

Marriage History. Links.

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History. Bibliography and links. See also its additional sites page.

SexBiblio: Bibliography of the History of Western Sexuality. Bibliography covering the period from 1700 to 2004.

The World History of Male Love. History of homosexuality. Especially strong in art history.


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