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Same-sex unions in premodern Europe

Author: John Boswell
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author traces same-sex unions from Platonic Greece, to Rome, to Christianized Europe, including Catholic and Orthodox liturgies to bless same-sex unions.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boswell, John, 1947-1994.
Same-sex unions in premodern Europe.
New York : Villard Books, 1994
(OCoLC)647609680
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boswell
ISBN: 0679432280 9780679432289
OCLC Number: 29566628
Description: xxx, 412 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "What in a name?": the vocabulary of love and marriage --
"For family and country": heterosexual matrimony in the Greco-Roman world --
"This world is passing away": views of the new religion --
"What God has joined together": the development of nuptial offices --
"Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments": comparison of same-sex and heterosexual ceremonies of union --
The history of same-sex unions in medieval Europe --
"Those who see and those who do not ... ": subsequent developments: a look forward.
Responsibility: John Boswell.
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The author traces same-sex unions from Platonic Greece, to Rome, to Christianized Europe, including Catholic and Orthodox liturgies to bless same-sex unions.

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