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Aphrodisiacs: An Anthropology of Love Magic

[Afrodiziaki: antropologiia liubovnoi magii]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522030010


Type of publication: Research Article

Submitted: 23.03.2022

Accepted: 10.04.2022

About author(s)

Alexander Novik | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1123-1109 | njual@mail.ru | Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (3 University Emb., St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia) | Saint Petersburg State University (11 Universitetskaya Emb., St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia)

Oxana Fais-Leutskaia | http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2757-2434 | oxana-fais@yandex.ru | Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (32-a Leninsky prospect, Moscow, 119991, Russia)


Europe, Albanians, Balkans, Greeks, Italians, aphrodisiacs


This text is the guest editors’ introduction to the special thematic section of the issue on “Being in Shape: The Culture of Aphrodisiacs in Europe”, featuring contributions by M.V. Domosiletskaya, A.A. Novik, S.A. Sidneva, and O.D. FaisLeutskaia. The contributors address various questions in the social life and culture of Europeans by inquiring into the part that aphrodisiacs played in the past and continue to play today in a number of European societies.


Novik, A.A., and O.D. Fais-Leutskaia. 2022. Afrodiziaki: antropologiia liubovnoi magii [Aphrodisiacs: An Anthropology of Love Magic]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 5–8. https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522030010 EDN: HTHZSU

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