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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...

Sex, Medicine, and Disease

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...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...

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...

Heterosexuality

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Heterosexuality did not exist in the Middle Ages. It is true that acts of intercourse, reproduction, marriage, fornication, and prostitution were as common throughout medieval history as they are today, but the rubric under which these acts...

Resolution

Anne P. Alwis

Anne P. Alwis is Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK. Her research interests lie in hagiography, narrative and gender in late Antiquity and Byzantium. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography : The Lives of Saints Julian and Basilissa, Andronikos and Athanasia, and Galaktion and Episteme

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Diversity marks the VJB, VAA and VGE, ensuring that the Christian ideal of celibate marriage was not simple to formulate. Each vita’s attempt to resolve the marriage/celibacy dilemma is marred by a prevalent mistrust of sexual intercourse...

Private Life and the Middle Ages

The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...This chapter was originally published in The Month, September/October 1990, pp. 388–92. The copyright belongs to Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes (114 Mount Street, London W1)The publication of volume 3, Passions of the Renaissance...

Framing premodern desires between sexuality, sin, and crime

Garthine Walker

Garthine Walker is Professor of Early Modern History at Cardiff University. She specialises in the histories of early modern crime, gender, and sexualities, and in historical theory and approaches to history. She is working on a new history of rape funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2013–2016). 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

Book chapter

...In medieval and early modern societies, sexualities were perceived, described, and encountered in a variety of ways, some but not all of them familiar to us. This volume emphasises the localities and temporalities of sexuality...

Bodies and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In the Old French fabliau Du con qui fu fez a la besche (The Cunt That Was Made with a Shovel), the author ends his description of the devil’s creation of female genitalia with a curiously paradoxical statement. Although woman’s sexuality...