How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
The sixth century saw the emergence of a new understanding of the concept of incest, which was swiftly legislated in both secular and canon law.
While many vowesses broke their chastity vows, Margaret Singleton’s case was different and remains an unsolved mystery.
Gert Hekma Over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the “divine marquis” influenced literature, philosophy, and artistic and social movements such as Surrealism, Situationism, and Provo. His name became a byword for cruelty and sexual perversion in popular culture, and, as his work was forbidden until the 1960s, for a long time […]