Sodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230 by William E. BurgwinkleSodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230 by William E. Burgwinkle

Sodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230

byWilliam E. Burgwinkle

Paperback | August 20, 2009

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Shedding new light on the representations of masculinity and same-sex desire in medieval literature, William Burgwinkle offers a historical survey of attitudes towards same-sex love during the Middle Ages. His studies of a wide range of texts reveal that medieval attitudes towards sexual preferences were much broader than usually conceded. Although most texts of the period denounced sodomy, Burgwinkle reveals how some also endorsed it, however inadvertently.
Title:Sodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature: France and England, 1050-1230Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:August 20, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521118581

ISBN - 13:9780521118583

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Locations: 1. Locating sodomy; 2. Imagining sodomy; Part II. Confrontations: 3. Making Perceval: double-binding and sieges périlleux; 4. Queering the Celts: men who don't marry in Marie de France; 5. Writing the self: Alain de Lille's De planctu naturae.

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"William Burgwinkle deserves immense credit for crafting a throughly grounded and critically refreshing argument about homophobic rhetoric and how it attempts to police the borders of gendered norms."
Adam Miyashiro, Comparative Literature Studies