Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe

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Vintage Books, 1995 - 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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Comentariu Utilizator  - Balthazar-Lawson - LibraryThing

Despite a certain amount of enlightenment, I did not enjoy reading this book one bit. It was too academic for me and how could it be anything other than that seeing as it contained 20 pages of ancient ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - ruric - LibraryThing

Boswell has drawn on a wide range of sources from a number of countries which seem to describe same sex unions which were santified and sanction by the church and other legal and administratove bodies. Accessible read supported by very thorough footnotes! Citiți recenzia completă

Cuprins

The Vocabulary
3
Heterosexual
28
A Friend Inspired by God SameSex
53
Views
108
The Development of Nuptial Offices
162
Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
199
The History of SameSex Unions
218
Those Who See and Those Who
262
Epilogue
280
Appendix of Translations
283
Appendix of Documents
345
Jewish Perspectives
364
Manuscripts of the SameSex Union
372
Index
391
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John Boswell (1947-1994) won the 1981 American Book Award for history for his groundbreaking work Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century.

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