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Seeing sodomy in the Middle Ages

Author: Robert Mills
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the Middle Ages in Europe, some sexual and gendered behaviors were labeled "sodomitical" or evoked the use of ambiguous phrases such as the "unmentionable vice" or the "sin against nature." How, though, did these categories enter the field of vision? How do you know a sodomite when you see one? In Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages, Robert Mills explores the relationship between sodomy and motifs of vision and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mills
ISBN: 9780226169125 022616912X 022616926X 9780226169262
OCLC Number: 871670498
Description: xiii, 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: Jerome in a dress --
Translating Sodom --
Transgender time --
The first sodomite --
The sex lives of monks --
Orientations --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Robert Mills.
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Challenging the view that ideas about sexual and gender dissidence were too confused to congeal into a coherent form in the Middle Ages, the author demonstrates that sodomy had a rich, multimedia  Read more...

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