Same-sex unions in premodern Europe
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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Review: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern EuropeUser 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 EuropeUser 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