The White Island Two Thousand Years of Pleasure in Ibiza

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Publisher's Synopsis

The White Island is, and always has been, a magnet for hedonists. Its history reads like a history of pleasure itself. It is also a story of invasions and migrations, of artists and conmen, of drop-outs and love-ins.

The Carthaginians established a cult to their goddess of sex there, and named the island after Bez, their god of dance. Roman centurions in need of a bit of down time between campaigns would go to Ibiza to get their kicks. And over the centuries, cultures around the Med have used the island either as a playground or a dump for the kind of people who didn't quite fit in back home, but who you'd probably quite like to meet at a party...

This is the history of Ibiza, the fantasy island, framed by one long, golden summer where anything can happen - and it usually does.

Book information

ISBN: 9780552771894
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Black Swan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 946.756
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 341
Weight: 250g
Height: 198mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 35mm