Bringing sex offenders to justice was as challenging in the Middle Ages as it is today.
Tag: medieval sexuality
Accusations of witchcraft were often used to explain away transgressive behaviour between kings and favourites.
Three historians explore the legacy of John Boswell’s landmark text.
Robert Mills reflects on the impact of Boswell’s work on his own gay and scholarly identities.
Boswell’s ‘Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” often excludes women from its analysis of medieval same-sex relations.
What qualities have kept Boswell’s “Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” monumental to the field of medieval history?
Interview by Katherine Harvey In The Manly Priest: Clerical Celibacy, Masculinity, and Reform in England and Normandy, 1066-1300, Jennifer Thibodeaux tells the story of the imposition of clerical celibacy in the Anglo-Norman realms. For much of the medieval period, priests in both England and Normandy were not only permitted to marry, but […]