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

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Really worth returning in order to finish this book. While Richards sometimes spends more time engaging with other scholars than with the new information, overall, this is an excellent resource. Les hele vurderingen

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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