Read it Forward Read it first. Sexuality in general, and sexuality between people of the same sex in particular, has always been characterized by tremendous privacy, subjectivity, circumlocution and, often, concealment.
Enlarge cover. And the writer was a preeminent scholar at a renowned institution, so he was well within his scholarly milieu in composing this text in the 90s. Unforunately, it failed miserably. Kaelber, Lutz
Showing Jun 22, Kieran rated it it was amazing. To the contrary, however, Boswell's primary concern is historical, to draw back the veil of our assumptions about the past and present it as it is, or as close as we can come to "as it was". Stay in Touch Sign up.
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The Journal of Sex Research. Become a Member Start earning points for buying books! The author provides a "concluding observation" For example, similar words were often deployed for very different reasons. Paperback —. Briefly dismissing Boswell's work as unsuccessful at placing his interpretations within the "customs, language, and theology" of the time, he urges the reader to read Brent D.
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At a time when strictures against homosexuality are the subject of impassioned debate, this groundbreaking work of scholarship has generated extraordinary controversy. For in Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe , Yale historian John Boswell, one of our most respected authorities on the Middle Ages, produces extensive 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 that bear striking resemblance to the heterosexual marriage ceremonies.
Many of Boswell's studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality , specifically Christianity and homosexuality.
This is a history of same-sex unions in cultures around the world.
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Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. In , the state's Democratic representatives, led by Governor Martin O'Malley , began a campaign for its legalization.
Then a professor at Yale University , Boswell was a specialist on homosexuality in Christian Europe , having previously authored three books on the subject.
The documents are clearly presented, and there are massive amounts of footnotes to help those who need to read more. Tradition in Action. It gives you ample opportunity to meditate on what marriage seems to have meant across a vast swathe of time. London Review of Books. Mar 05, John David rated it really liked it Shelves: religion , medieval-or-renaissaice-history , modern-history , sociology.