:

product description page

Sexuality in Medieval Europe : Doing Unto Others (Hardcover) (Ruth Mazo Karras)

Sexuality in Medieval Europe : Doing Unto Others (Hardcover) (Ruth Mazo Karras) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital sexual activity, as well as behavior that was seen as transgressive, the chapters cover such topics as chastity, the role of the church, and non-reproductive activity.

Combining an overview of research on the topic with original interpretations, Ruth Mazo Karras demonstrates that medieval culture developed sexual identities that were quite distinct from the identities we think of today, yet were still ancestral to our own. Using a wide collection of evidence from the late antique period until the fifteenth century, this fully revised third edition has been updated to include the latest scholarship throughout, including expanded coverage of Islamic and Jewish cultures and new ideas on how medieval sexual violence relates to the modern world. A new companion website supplements the text featuring an interactive timeline of key events, links to key primary sources, and references to further reading.

Sexuality in Medieval Europe is essential reading for those who study medieval history and culture.

Number of Pages: 264
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Ruth Mazo Karras
Language: English
Street Date: February 10, 2017
TCIN: 51626430
UPC: 9781138860889
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-3586
$142.50
MSRPReg: $150.00 Save $7.50 (5% off)

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.