Catherine Fletcher The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance (Bodley Head, 2020) is a new history of a familiar era. Focusing on the years 1492-1571, it covers topics including developments in art and literature, the early years of European colonialism, the Italian Wars of 1494-1559, and the […]
Same-sex couples in the early modern period claimed marriage in their own particular ways.
Havelock Ellis explained that it had been Italian sexological works that had first prompted his interest in sexology.
There is a new movement to ‘pray the gay away’ at a Catholic retreat in Angolo Terme in Brescia.
Understandings of romantic love and its place in courtship and marriage have meant very different things to different people over time.