I research how eunuchs (castrated men) are portrayed in literature. I’ve written the following articles to discuss the referenced nonfiction books.
In Defense of Eunuchs by Theophylact of Ohrid (c. 1107)
Eunuchism Display’d by Charles Ancillon (pseudonym C. D’Ollincan) and originally published in French (1707); translated into English by Robert Samber and published with the sole attribution “Written by a Person of Honour” (1718)
Aphrodisiacs and Anti-Aphrodisiacs by John Davenport (1869)
In the Land of the Lion and Sun, or Modern Persia by C. J. Wills (1883)
Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar by Emily Ruete (Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar and Oman), originally published in German (1886)
A History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present by Dr. Peter Charles Remondino (1891)
Books by Norman Mosley Penzer:
– The history of Penzer’s edition of The Ocean of Story (1924-1928)
– The Harem (1936)
The Sexual History of the World War by Magnus Hirschfeld (1930)
Beyond the Sublime Porte by Barnette Miller (1931)
Effects of Castration on Men and Women by David O. Cauldwell (1947)
The Eunuch and the Virgin: A Study of Curious Customs by Peter Tompkins (1962)
Search the Scriptures: A Physician Examines Medicine in the Bible by Robert B. Greenblatt (1963)
The Keeper of the Bed: The Story of the Eunuch by Charles Humana (1973)
Sex in History by Reay Tannahill (1980)
Le Tribunal de l’Impuissance by Pierre Darmon (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1979), translated into English as Damning the Innocent: A History of the Persecution of the Impotent in pre-Revolutionary France (New York: Viking, 1986).
Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica 1920-1940 by Jay A. Gertzman (1999) This does not describe anything about eunuchs per se, but it describes some of the men in New York City who distributed literature about eunuchs.
Desert Royal by Jean Sasson (1999) Contains a chapter about a Sudanese eunuch household slave in Saudi Arabia.
Surprise Balls by Yoav Tsoor (2008)
Life of a Eunuch by Piyush Saxena (2011)