Same-sex Sexuality in Later Medieval English Culture

Tom Linkinen

Tom Linkinen

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

376 pages | 7 halftones | 6 x 9
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9789089646293 Will Publish March 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This volume investigates the state of same-sex relations in later medieval England, drawing on a remarkably rich array of primary sources from the period that include legal documents, artworks, theological treatises, and poetry. Tom Linkinen uses those sources to build a framework of medieval condemnations of same-sex intimacy and desire and then shows how same-sex sexuality reflected—and was inflected by—gender hierarchies, approaches to crime, and the conspicuous silence on the matter in the legal systems of the period.
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