Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing Unto Others (English Edition) por Ruth Mazo Karras

Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing Unto Others (English Edition) por Ruth Mazo Karras

Titulo del libro: Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing Unto Others (English Edition)

Autor: Ruth Mazo Karras

Número de páginas: 268 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: January 20, 2017

Editor: Routledge

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Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital sexual activity, as well as behavior that was seen as transgressive, the chapters cover such topics as chastity, the role of the church, and non-reproductive activity.



Combining an overview of research on the topic with original interpretations, Ruth Mazo Karras demonstrates that medieval culture developed sexual identities that were quite distinct from the identities we think of today, yet were still ancestral to our own. Using a wide collection of evidence from the late antique period until the fifteenth century, this fully revised third edition has been updated to include the latest scholarship throughout, including expanded coverage of Islamic and Jewish cultures and new ideas on how medieval sexual violence relates to the modern world. A new companion website supplements the text featuring an interactive timeline of key events, links to key primary sources, and references to further reading.



Sexuality in Medieval Europe is essential reading for those who study medieval history and culture.