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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SAME-SEX UNIONS IN PREMODERN EUROPE

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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 Europe

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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

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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