Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Social Science - 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  - 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

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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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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,"

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