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Forbidden Friendships : Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence.

Author: Michael Rocke
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a superb work of scholarship, impossible to overpraise ... It marks a milestone in the 20-year rise of gay and lesbian studies.--Martin Duberman, The Advocate The men of Renaissance Florence were so renowned for sodomy that "Florenzer" in German meant "sodomite." In the late fifteenth century, as many as one in two Florentine men had come to the attention of the authorities for sodomy by the time they were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rocke
ISBN: 9780198023432 019802343X 9781602563049 1602563047
OCLC Number: 475956055
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Florence and Sodomy; 1. Making Problems: Preoccupations and Controversy over Sodomy in the Early Fifteenth Century; 2. The Officers of the Night; 3. "He Keeps Him Like a Woman": Age and Gender in the Social Organization of Sodomy; 4. Social Profiles; 5. "Great Love and Good Brotherhood": Sodomy and Male Sociability; 6. Politics and Sodomy in the Late Fifteenth Century: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Abolition of the Night Officers; Epilogue: Change and Continuity in the Policing of Sodomy in the Sixteenth Century; Appendix A: Penalties Levied.

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This is a superb work of scholarship, impossible to overpraise ... It marks a milestone in the 20-year rise of gay and lesbian studies.--Martin Duberman, The Advocate The men of Renaissance Florence were so renowned for sodomy that "Florenzer" in German meant "sodomite." In the late fifteenth century, as many as one in two Florentine men had come to the attention of the authorities for sodomy by the time they were thirty. In 1432 The Office of the Night was created specifically to police sodomy in Florence. Indeed, nearly all Florentine males probably had some kind of same-sex experience as a.

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