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Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Adam Ross - Goodreads

A fascinating work of compelling, erudite scholarship. The eminent Yale historian John Boswell takes on a monumental study of same-sex behavior in premodern Europe, forwarding the controversial claim ... Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Scott Williams - Goodreads

John Boswell's meticulously researched book may find its audience limited because of its title. While the author is mostly interested in same-sex marriages the entire first half of the book is ... Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - David Mckinnon - Goodreads

It is a difficult read. It is a book of scholarship written in the language of the serious scholar. This does not mean that the interested reader should not scale this mountain. If one has the ... Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Matt Root - Goodreads

A scholarly work with careful and heavily nuanced conclusions. I imagine the controversy would be more about how people use and interpret this work than about the work itself. Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

I admit that this was a very slow read for me, and clearly was intended for specialists and academics and not for us amateurs. He presents liturgies used for same-sex unions from the Catholic and ... Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

The appendices are the best part. That's a weird thing to say about a book. Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

Wishful thinking at best, Ridiculous and revisionist in all truth. Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Ruric Amhari - Goodreads

Boswell has drawn on a wide range of sources from a number of countries which seem to describe same sex unions which were santified and sanction by the church and other legal and administratove bodies. Accessible read supported by very thorough footnotes! Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Pancha - Goodreads

Although Boswell made some effort to make this accessible to a general audience (in terms of what information was included), it is at heart a scholarly text. Things like heavily academic vocabulary ... Read full review

Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

While the sections on Ancient Greece and Rome are quite Interesting, it was the later chapters on the early Catholic church that were most eye-opening. The material in the appendix, which includes ... Read full review


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