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Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissance: A SourceBook of Texts, 1470-1650 / Edition 1

Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissance: A SourceBook of Texts, 1470-1650 / Edition 1

by Kenneth Borris
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ISBN-13: 9780815336266
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/30/2003
Series: Garland Studies in the Renaissance Series , #12
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Borris is Professor of English at McGill University. He is author of Spenser's Poetics of Prophecy and Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature: Heroic Form in Sidney, Spenser, and Milton. He is coeditor of The Affectionate Shepherd: Celebrating Richard Barnfield. He is a recipient of the MacCaffrey Award and a Canada Research Fellowship.

Table of Contents

Notes on Editorial Practice and Using This Handbookxv
General Introduction1
Note on Terminology18
Le novelle (1554): "The Tale of Porcellio," an Unrepentant Sodomite35
Emblemata, Emblem 4 (Ganymede), 1531; Emblem 80 ("Those Sinning against Nature"), 1546; Johannes Thuilius, Commentary on Emblem 80 (1621)43
Commentaries on Genesis 19:4-25, Romans 1:24-31, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (c. 1550)50
A Sum of Christian Doctrine (1555): Sins of Lust and Sodomy56
Apology for Herodotus (1566): Sodomy and Sins against Nature59
Commentaries on Leviticus 18:22, 20:13 (1631), Romans 1:26-27 (1611)64
Commentary on Romans 1:26-27, 31 (1614)68
The Theater of God's Judgments (1597): "Effeminate Persons, Sodomites, and Other Suchlike Monsters"70
English Sodomy Statutes: Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth I86
Travel Journal (written 1580-81): Reports of Married Sodomites and a Woman Who Married a Woman90
Scenes of the Religious and Civil Wars: Public Executions of Sodomites, 157891
A Book of Entries (1614), Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (1644, written decades earlier), Twelfth Part of the Reports (1656, written decades earlier): Sodomy Laws and Prosecutions94
The Stafford Scandal, 1607, The Arraignment, Judgment, Confession, and Execution of Humphrey Stafford, Gentleman (1607): Sodomy Trial99
The Castlehaven Scandal, 1630-31, The Trial of Mervin, Lord Audley, Earl of Castlehaven, for a Rape and Sodomy (1719), The Execution of Fitzpatrick and Broadway (1719), both derived from ms. accounts c. 1631: Trials and Executions of the Earl of Castlehaven and Two Male Servants101
Sarah White Norman and Mary Vincent Hammon: Prosecution for "Lewd Behavior Each with Other upon a Bed" (1648)113
Problems, 4.26 (before c. 500): Why Some Males Enjoy Insertive and Others Receptive Coitus122
On Chronic Diseases, 4.9 (c. 200/400): Effeminate Men or Pathics124
The Canon of Medicine (c. 1010): Sexually Penetrated Men, Hermaphrodites, and Conditions of Male and Female Sexual Pleasure127
Commentary on the Problems of Aristotle, 4.26 (c. 1310): Why Some Males Enjoy Insertive and Others Receptive Coitus130
On the Universal Medical Art of Women (1603): Feminine Genitals and Tribadism141
Anatomical Account of the Human Body (1593): Feminine Genitals143
Microcosmographia: A Description of the Body of Man (1615): Differences of Male and Female Genitals, Sexual Pleasure, Changes of Sex, Tribadism, and Intermediate Sex144
A Treatise of All the Degrees and Symptoms of the Venereal Disease (1704): Contagion through Anal and Oral Intercourse between Males154
Tetrabiblos (c. 150): Homoerotic Inclinations from the Stars165
Mathesis (c. 340): Homoerotic Inclinations from the Stars170
Dialogues on Love (written c. 1502): Astral Influences on Feminine and Masculine Love, and on Males Who Love Males Both "Passively" and "Actively"175
Rebirth of Chiromancy and Physiognomy (1504): Signs of Nefarious Lust on Female Hands; Thomas Hill, The Contemplation of Mankind (1571): Bodily Signs of Gender Affiliation and the Cinaedus184
On Human Physiognomy (1586, 1599): Physical Signs for Detecting a Cinaedus; How Cinaedi Can Become Tough191
Metoposcopy (written c. 1600): Sex Differences and Sodomy Revealed in Foreheads195
6.Encyclopedias and Reference Works201
Historical Miscellany (1531): Origins of Masculine Love; Unbelievable Lusts of the Etruscans207
The Theater of Human Life (1565): Exemplars of Masculine Love and Tribades209
7.Prodigious Monstrosities225
The Generation and Birth of Man (1544): Monstrous Births, Hermaphrodites, and Sodomy231
Of Monsters and Prodigies (1573, 1575): Monsters, Feminine Genitals, Tribades, Changes of Sex, Hermaphrodites, and Sodomy234
Fourteen Prodigious Accounts (c. 1568): Monsters, Hermaphrodites, Sex Changes, Sex between Males, Nero, Elagabalus240
Another World Yet the Same (1605): The Isle of Hermaphrodites247
Microcosmographia: A Description of the Body of Man (1615): Monsters and Hermaphrodites248
8.Love and Friendship251
On Love (written 1469): Love between Males, between Males and Females260
The Fable of Orpheus (written c. 1480): Orphic Origins of Masculine Love271
Dialogue on the Beauty of Women (written 1541): Love between Females, between Males, between Males and Females274
Sonnets (written c. 1535-1540): Love Sonnets between Females279
Essays (1580): On Friendship284
"As Phoebus In His Sphere's Height": Love between Females295
Brantome, or Pierre de Bourdeille, Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies (written c. 1585): Sodomy, Tribades, Lesbians, and the Scandal of Sodomy298
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621): Tyrannies of Lust and Sodomy; Astrological and Other Causes of Sex Differences310
9.The Sapphic Renaissance317
Chronicles of Poets Both Greek and Roman (1545): Sappho321
True Portraits and Lives of Illustrious Men (1584): Life of Sappho, the Lesbian Poetess325
"Elegy for One Woman Enamored with Another" (1573)329
Sapphic Elegy with Envoy (1565), Sapphic Elegy (ms., c. 1565, Ronsard?)331
"Sappho to Philaenis" (written c. 1600)336
The Greek Poets (1664): Sappho339
The Dialogues (1534, 1536): Sex Games in a Nunnery; Husbands of Monks and Priests355
The Boy Alcibiades at School (1651?, written before 1630): Teaching Masculine Love; Its Rationales and Pleasures365
Index of Anthologized Authors and Headings423

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