Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe
Villard Books, 1994 - 412 pagini
Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.
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for the concubine , or at least not those of a wife : they were an alternative to
marriage or in addition to it . Typically , a concubine did not fulfill some
requirements for a marriage partner ( i . e . , proper family , social class , or
economic status ) ...
Homosexuality would “ defile " a modern friendship in the eyes of the
heterosexual majority , or at least transform it into something other than friendship
. It would only have complicated an ancient one , in the same way that sexuality
234 At least as early as the ninth century he was credited with slaying a dragon .
But by the ninth century a second Theodore had also been invented to form a
pair : 229 This is less surprising in light of the fact that most of the scholarly work
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SAME-SEX UNIONS IN PREMODERN EUROPEComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
Boswell (History/Yale; Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, not reviewed) convincingly establishes that, from ancient times to the 18th century, throughout Christian Europe, same-sex ... Citiți recenzia completă
Same-sex unions in premodern EuropeComentariu Utilizator - Not Available - Book Verdict
Not since Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality (Univ. of Chicago Pr., 1981) have Christians of all creeds confronted a work that makes them look so closely at their notions of ... Citiți recenzia completă