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Sex Crimes From Renaissance to Enlightenment

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ISBN-10: 0752429779

ISBN-13: 9780752429779

Edition: 2004

Authors: William Naphy

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Sex Crimeslooks at the cyclical movementnbsp;in Europe from implicit sexual tolerance to repression, to sexual liberalization and open tolerance. Cultural historian William Naphy considers the whole gamut of sexual activity which could result in a criminal prosecution and, usually, execution. He considers those types of behavior considered criminal but “natural” (adultery, bigamy, fornication, rape, prostitution), “unnatural” sex (masturbation, incest, child abuse, same-sex relations), and finally “inhuman, unnatural” sex (bestiality, sex with Satan). William Naphy emphasizes the modernity of the past in its attitudes while highlighting those areas where socially constructed attitudes most…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Tempus
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

William Naphy is Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of several books, including Born to be Gay: a History of Homosexuality; Sex Crimes: From Renaissance to Enlightenment; and Plagues, Poisons and Potions. He lives in Aberdeen. Tristram Hunt is a lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The English Civil War: At First Hand and the critically acclaimed Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City. A leading British history broadcaster, he has authored numerous radio and television series for the BBC and Channel 4.

Illegal sex
Fornication and celibacy
Adultery and bigamy
Prostitutes and perversion of sex for profit
Rape and sexual assault
Unnatural sex
Sodomites and male sexual deviance
Child abuse and paederasty
Tribades and female sexual deviance
Masturbation, incest, group sex and sadism
Animals, 'monsters' and demons