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Sodomy in Early Modern Europe

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Sodomy in Early Modern Europe is a collection of essays that reflect closely the main areas of debate within gay historiography. In particular, for the last twenty years scholars have questioned the nature of early modern sodomy. The contributors have responded to these questions in a number of different and often apparently contradictory ways, and the essays which make up this collection reflect this diversity of approach. The volume includes essays on sodomy in English Protestant history writing, and sodomy in ...

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Overview

Sodomy in Early Modern Europe is a collection of essays that reflect closely the main areas of debate within gay historiography. In particular, for the last twenty years scholars have questioned the nature of early modern sodomy. The contributors have responded to these questions in a number of different and often apparently contradictory ways, and the essays which make up this collection reflect this diversity of approach. The volume includes essays on sodomy in English Protestant history writing, and sodomy in Calvin’s Geneva and early modern Venice.

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Tom Betteridge is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at Kingston University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction–Tom Betteridge
• Sodomy in and out of the Chronicle—Tom Betteridge
• On Trial for Sodomy in Early Modern Germany—Maria R. Boes
• "The Sovereigns Vice Begets the Subjects Errour": The Duke of Buckingham, "Sodomy" and Narratives of Edward II, 1622-1628—Danielle Clarke
• Sodomy in Early-Modern Venice—N.S. Davidson
• "Wild, Filthie, Execrabill, Detestabill, and Unnatural Sin": Bestiality in Early Modern Scotland—P.G. Maxwell-Stuart
• Sodomy in Early Modern Geneva: Various Definitions, Verdicts—William Naphy
• Sexual Identities: A Medieval Perspective—Sarah Salih
• Boy’s Buttocks Revisited: James VI and the Myth of the Sovereign School Master—Alan Stewart
• Kiss me with the Kisses of his Mouth: Gender Inversion and Cantiles in Godly Spirituality—Tom Webster
• Epilogue—Alan Bray

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