Sodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230

Sodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230

by William E. Burgwinkle
     
 

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This book offers a historical survey of attitudes towards same-sex love during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.See more details below

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This book offers a historical survey of attitudes towards same-sex love during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

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"This elegantly understated tour de force is lucid, accessible, and appealing. It should speak to a variety of readerships, all of them fit, even if some of them are few: scholars of medieval romance, of Old French and Anglo-Norman, of the Latin prosimetrum and the so-called School of Chartres, and of the twelfth century generally and that sudden profusion in nearly ever form of cultural expression often misleadingly called the twelfth-century Renaissance." - Larry Scanlon, Rutgers University

"warmly recommended" - Norris J. Lacey, Pennsylvania State University

"the author provides a well-rounded look at sodomy, masculinity, and law, not to mention marriage, femininity, knighthood, courtly love, and romance in medieval English and French literature." - Dana Polanichka, History, UCLA

"William Burgwinkle deserves immense credit for crafting a throughly grounded and critically refreshing argument about homophobic rhetoric and how it attempts to police the borders of gendered norms."
Adam Miyashiro, Comparative Literature Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839686
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #51
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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