Robert Mills reflects on the impact of Boswell’s work on his own gay and scholarly identities.
Tag: medieval sexuality
Where are the Women? Revisiting John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality
Boswell’s ‘Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” often excludes women from its analysis of medieval same-sex relations.
‘The Inevitable Errors of First Explorations’? Revisiting John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality
What qualities have kept Boswell’s “Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” monumental to the field of medieval history?
The Manly Priest: Celibacy, Masculinity, and Reform in the Medieval Period
The story of the imposition of clerical celibacy in the Anglo-Norman realms.
The Perfect Corpse: Death, Virginity and the Bishop in Medieval Europe
How could a medieval corpse reflect a person’s sexual behaviour?
The King’s Favourite: Sex, Money and Power in Medieval England
Medieval royal favourites were often unpopular, whether or not the relationship was sexual.
A round-up of recent blog-posts on pre-modern history.