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Same Sex Unions In Pre-Modern Europe : Vintage - John Boswell

Same Sex Unions In Pre-Modern Europe


Paperback Published: 1st June 1995
ISBN: 9780679751649
Number Of Pages: 464

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Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic 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 strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.

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"Boswell's book provides us with a whole new [historical] model for adult gay relationships."--Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University "I have the greatest respect for John Boswell as an historian and as a person of integrity, and I feel his work will be of great help to the church in dealing with gay marriages."--Episcopal Bishop Paul Moore of New York

List of Abbreviations
"What's in a Name?": The Vocabulary of Love and Marriagep. 3
"For Family and Country": Heterosexual Matrimony in the Greco-Roman Worldp. 28
"A Friend Inspired by God": Same-Sex Unions in the Greco-Roman Worldp. 53
"This World Is Passing Away": Views of the New Religionp. 108
"What God Has Joined Together": The Development of Nuptial Officesp. 162
"Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds Admit Impediments": Comparison of Same-Sex and Heterosexual Ceremonies of Unionp. 199
The History of Same-Sex Unions in Medieval Europep. 218
"Those Who See and Those Who Do Not . . .": Subsequent Developments: A Look Forwardp. 262
Epiloguep. 280
Appendix of Translationsp. 283
Appendix of Documentsp. 345
Jewish Perspectivesp. 364
Manuscripts of the Same-Sex Unionp. 372
The Passion of SS. Serge and Bacchusp. 375
Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9780679751649
ISBN-10: 0679751645
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st June 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1