The Marriage of Likeness

CLAIRE HARMANN, 'Independent on Sunday' Those Christians who find 'The Marriage of Likeness' offensive may do well to reflect on the tolerance their church once showed…Closely argued, moderately phrased in deference to the prejudices that ...

The Marriage of Likeness


Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ...

Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Marriage: Same-Sex. Boswell, John, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe,
New York: Villard, 1994; as The Marriage of Likeness: SameSex Unions in Pre-
Modern Europe, London: HarperCollins, 1995 Cabaj, Robert P. and David W.

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

Same Sex Marriage

Queer Marriage in History The best-known account of queer marriage in history is
undoubtedly that of John Boswell, who published Same-Sex Unions in Pre-
Modern Europe in 1994. Some of the specific interpretations Boswell gave
medieval ...

Same Sex Marriage

Alderson tells the stories of same-sex couples who have actually gotten married, as well as the behind-the-scenes stories that explain the legal victory that made this all possible.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Sappho in Early Modern England: Female Same-Sex Literary Erotics, 1550–
1714. Chicago: ... Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain:
Vizcaya, 1528–1735. Toronto: ... Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe. New
York: ...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Over the past three decades scholars have transformed the study of women and gender in early modern Europe. This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The authors examine women’s lives, ideologies of gender, and the differences between ideology and reality through the recent research across many disciplines, including history, literary studies, art history, musicology, history of science and medicine, and religious studies. The book is intended as a resource for scholars and students of Europe in the early modern period, for those who are just beginning to explore these issues and this time period, as well as for scholars learning about aspects of the field in which they are not yet an expert. The companion offers not only a comprehensive examination of the current research on women in early modern Europe, but will act as a spark for new research in the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History 1350 1750

Judith Butler, 'Imitation and Gender Insubordination', in Henry Abelove, Michèle
Aina Barale, and David M. Halperin, eds., ... Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern
Europe (New York, 1994) (UK title: The Marriage of Likeness: Same-Sex Unions
in ...

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History  1350 1750

This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume I examines 'Peoples and Place', assessing structural factors such as climate, printing and the revolution in information, social and economic developments, and religion, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism and Islam.

Same Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome

Not so, argues Gary Ferguson in this remarkable book about a same-sex wedding ceremony in sixteenth-century Rome.

Same Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome

Same-sex marriage is a hotly debated topic in the United States, and the world, today. From the tenor of most discussions, however, it would be easy to conclude that the idea of marriage between two people of the same sex is a uniquely contemporary phenomenon. Not so, argues Gary Ferguson in this remarkable book about a same-sex wedding ceremony in sixteenth-century Rome. The case in question involved a group of mostly Spanish and Portuguese men, arrested and executed in Rome in 1578, said to have performed same-sex wedding ceremonies in one of the city’s major churches. We know about the incident from a number of sources, including the travel journal of the French essayist Michel de Montaigne. Several substantial fragments of the transcript of the men’s trial have also survived, along with copies of their wills. Making use of all these documents, Ferguson brings the story to life in striking detail. He reveals not only the names of the men but also where they lived, how they were employed, and who their friends were. In particular, he unearths a surprising amount of detail about the men’s sex lives, and how others responded to this information, which allows him to explore attitudes toward marriage, sex, and gender at the time. Emphasizing the instability of marriage in premodern Europe, Ferguson argues that same-sex unions should be considered part of the institution’s complex and contested history.

The Truth about Homosexuality

A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE ON SAME - SEX MARRIAGES On NBC evening
news , September 20 , 1994 , Tom Brokaw pointed out that there ... 2 John
Boswell , Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe ( New York : Villard Books ,
1994 ) .

The Truth about Homosexuality

This book addresses the complex moral and pastoral questions involved in both homosexual orientation and activity, including an analysis of lifestyles in accord with the Christian Gospel and those running counter to Christian moral teaching.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

It is just so with the gendered, spiritual desire of medieval (and often
contemporary) religious writing. ... Vision, Mystical: Western Christian Further
Reading Boswell, John, Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe, New York:
Villard Books, ...

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Same sex Marriage

issues of same-sex marriage are relatively new topics of debate in the United
States and a number of countries around the world. Still, these debates have
inspired a ... Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe. New York: Vintage Books,
1995.

Same sex Marriage

This book offers an analysis of the past and current status of same-sex marriage in the United States and other nations of the world, accompanied by a balanced review of the arguments in favor of and opposed to the practice. * Presents laws, executive orders, reports, and legal decisions regarding same-sex marriage * Contains a clear chronology of U.S. and international events related to same-sex marriage * Provides an extensive annotated bibliography of books, articles, and electronic sources * Includes bibliographic sketches of important individuals in the history of same-sex marriage * Offers profiles of the major organizations that are actively involved in the issue and represent various perspectives