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Sex, Medicine, and Disease

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...Medieval medical texts only occasionally deal with sexuality directly, and any such attempts are accompanied by self-justification on the part of the author, solemnly insisting upon the legitimacy of the subject as it is presented...

Homosexuality: Specters of Sodom

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...In many ways the topic of medieval homosexuality can only be approached through its ghosts. After all, the various activities, desires, and dispositions gathered together under the Christian theological heading of sodomy (and its...

The Life and Times Of ‘Amīd Al-Mulk Al-kundurī

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World : Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015

Book chapter

...There is no doubt that the most famous vizier of the first Seljuq sultan Tughril has acquired a somewhat curious reputation.This contribution should be read in conjunction with my forthcoming book chapter about Niẓām al-Mulk where...

Prostitution: The Moral Economy of Medieval Prostitution

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Medieval prostitution can be understood as a daily, and nightly, ritual control of the body and as part of a larger project of moral hygiene. Attempts to identify, regulate, and segregate the prostitute, and the resistance to and compliance...

Teaching Medieval Rape Culture Across Genre: Insights from Victimology

Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom : Approaches to Difficult Texts

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...For advanced undergraduates as for their instructors, medieval literary texts depicting victims and victimization present special interpretive challenges. Medieval texts stereotype and/or typologize both victims and victimizers in terms...

Dialectics of virginity

Tomasz Wiślicz

Tomasz Wiślicz, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, and member of the Research Group for Old-Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw. Fields of interests: history of culture and social history of early modern times; theory of historical sciences. Author of the book Liking: Marriage and Informal Relationships in the Polish Countryside in the 17th and 18th Centuries – Social Imagery and Personal Experience (forthcoming). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...We are accustomed to consider sin or crime in binary categories: either you sin or you don’t, either you fornicate or you don’t, either you are a virgin or you are not. However, when we take a closer look at the sexual life of young people...

Introduction

Michelle M. Sauer

Michelle M. Sauer is Professor in the Department of English at the University of North Dakota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender in Medieval Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Undertaking a project such as this one is both daunting and rewarding. “Gender” is an extensive topic, and one that carries with it a great many political and social ramifications. This volume is not meant to provide definitive answers...

The social world: Law, medicine, and science

Michelle M. Sauer

Michelle M. Sauer is Professor in the Department of English at the University of North Dakota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender in Medieval Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Although the Church had a significant impact on the development of gender roles and sexual ideals, the social world also influenced sexual codification and reflected the systematic patriarchal society of medieval Europe. Understanding how...

Sex and the Meaning of Marriage

Emma Southon

Emma Southon lives in Belfast and is a freelance writer and editor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marriage, Sex and Death : The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...That marriage is instituted for the production of children is a truism. However, the elements of this purpose change depending on the discourse context in which they are discussed. While within the legal discourse we see the focus...

Gender and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A fourteenth-century German panel painting depicting an incident from the life of Saint Clare is instructive in understanding the different ways that hair could signify in medieval society and culture (Figure 6.1). The panel, probably...