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The Resource Seeing sodomy in the Middle Ages, Robert Mills

Seeing sodomy in the Middle Ages, Robert Mills

Label
Seeing sodomy in the Middle Ages
Title
Seeing sodomy in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Robert Mills
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Middle Ages in Europe, some sexual and gendered behaviors were labeled "sodomitical" or evoked the use of ambiguous phrases such as the "unmentionable vice" or the "sin against nature." How, though, did these categories enter the field of vision? How do you know a sodomite when you see one? In Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages, Robert Mills explores the relationship between sodomy and motifs of vision and visibility in medieval culture, on the one hand, and those categories we today call gender and sexuality, on the other. Challenging the view that ideas about sexual and gender dissidence were too confused to congeal into a coherent form in the Middle Ages, Mills demonstrates that sodomy had a rich, multimedia presence in the period--and that a flexible approach to questions of terminology sheds new light on the many forms this presence took. Among the topics that Mills covers are depictions of the practices of sodomites in illuminated Bibles; motifs of gender transformation and sex change as envisioned by medieval artists and commentators on Ovid; sexual relations in religious houses and other enclosed spaces; and the applicability of modern categories such as "transgender," "butch" and "femme," or "sexual orientation" to medieval culture."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mills, Robert
Dewey number
306.77
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • N5975
  • HQ76
LC item number
  • .M56 2015
  • .M56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sodomy in art
  • Sodomy
  • Art, Medieval
  • Sodomy in literature
  • Vision in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
Label
Seeing sodomy in the Middle Ages, Robert Mills
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/id/11025599
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223116621880
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jerome in a dress -- Translating Sodom -- Transgender time -- The first sodomite -- The sex lives of monks -- Orientations -- Conclusions
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780226169262
Lccn
2014023239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • 871670498
  • (OCoLC)871670498
Label
Seeing sodomy in the Middle Ages, Robert Mills
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/id/11025599
Publication
Bar code
31223116621880
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jerome in a dress -- Translating Sodom -- Transgender time -- The first sodomite -- The sex lives of monks -- Orientations -- Conclusions
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780226169262
Lccn
2014023239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • 871670498
  • (OCoLC)871670498

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