Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.
Tag: Religion and sexuality
A recent Vatican ruling on consecrated virgins has caused controversy, but there are medieval precedents for the new approach.
What role did sex play in medieval marriages, and did spouses owe each other a ‘marital debt’?
Sexual behaviour was strictly regulated in late medieval and Tudor England.
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.
The story of Sodom provided a context for discussions of homoerotic behavior.
What can pornography’s history tell us about its basic appeal?