Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

ISBN-10: 0679751645

ISBN-13: 9780679751649

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: John Boswell

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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List price: $18.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/30/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

List of Abbreviations
"What's in a Name?": The Vocabulary of Love and Marriage
"For Family and Country": Heterosexual Matrimony in the Greco-Roman World
"A Friend Inspired by God": Same-Sex Unions in the Greco-Roman World
"This World Is Passing Away": Views of the New Religion
"What God Has Joined Together": The Development of Nuptial Offices
"Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds Admit Impediments": Comparison of Same-Sex and Heterosexual Ceremonies of Union
The History of Same-Sex Unions in Medieval Europe
"Those Who See and Those Who Do Not . . .": Subsequent Developments: A Look Forward
Appendix of Translations
Appendix of Documents
Jewish Perspectives
Manuscripts of the Same-Sex Union
The Passion of SS. Serge and Bacchus
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