Sex, Dissidence and Damnation: Minority Groups in the Middle Ages

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Routledge, 13. sep. 2013 - 212 sider
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For the authorities in medieval Europe, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. It was to be crushed - initially by reason and argument, eventually by torture. Jeffrey Richards examines the wretched lives of heretics, witches, Jews, lepers and homosexuals and uncovers a common motive for their persecution: sexual aberrance.
  

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Innhold

1 The Mediev Al Context
1
2 Sex in the Middle Ages
22
3 Heretics
42
4 Witches
74
5 Jews
88
6 Prostitutes
116
7 Homosexuals
132
8 Lepers
150
Further Reading
164
Index
171

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Om forfatteren (2013)

Jeffrey Richards is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Lancaster and a leading authority on Victorian popular culture, the Victorian theatre and twentieth century cinema. His study of Henry Irving (Hambledon 2005) was shortlisted for the Theatre History Book?Prize. He is a regular reviewer and broadcaster.

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