Same-sex unions in premodern Europe

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Vintage Books, 1995 - History - 412 pages
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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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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

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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

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About the author (1995)

John Boswell (1947-94) was the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History at Yale University and the author of "The Royal Treasure," "The Kindness of Strangers," and "Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe,"