Sex Crimes: From Renaissance to Enlightenment

Sex Crimes: From Renaissance to Enlightenment

by William Naphy
     
 

Sex Crimes looks at the cyclical movement in Europe from implicit sexual tolerance to repression, to sexual liberalization and open tolerance. Cultural historian William Naphy considers the whole gamut of sexual activity which could result in a criminal prosecution and, usually, execution. He considers those types of behavior considered criminal but

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Sex Crimes looks at the cyclical movement in Europe from implicit sexual tolerance to repression, to sexual liberalization and open tolerance. Cultural historian William Naphy considers the whole gamut of sexual activity which could result in a criminal prosecution and, usually, execution. He considers those types of behavior considered criminal but “natural” (adultery, bigamy, fornication, rape, prostitution), “unnatural” sex (masturbation, incest, child abuse, same-sex relations), and finally “inhuman, unnatural” sex (bestiality, sex with Satan). William Naphy emphasizes the modernity of the past in its attitudes while highlighting those areas where socially constructed attitudes most differ from the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752429779
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements6
IIllegal Sex
1Fornication and Celibacy9
2Adultery and Bigamy35
3Prostitutes and the Perversion of Sex for Profit61
4Rape and Sexual Assault81
IIUnnatural Sex
5Sodomites and Male Sexual Deviance103
6Child Abuse and Paederasty133
7Tribades and Female Sexual Deviance153
8Masturbation, Incest, Group Sex and Sadism179
9Animals, 'Monsters' and Demons207
Bibliography and Selected Reading235
List of Illustrations244
Index246

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