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The Changing Face of Sodom, Part II: The Vernacular Tradition

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter constitutes a comprehensive investigation of the extant references to Sodom in Old English texts, except for Genesis A which is considered in Chapter 6. It divides these allusions into ... More


Attitudes to Same‐Sex Activity in Anglo‐Saxon England: earg, the Penitentials, and OE bædling

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter begins by reviewing a limited amount of evidence which suggests that the Anglo‐Saxons may have had a less well‐developed concept of ergi, and concludes that, even given the paucity of ... More


Germanic Pederasty: The Evidence of the Classical Ethnographers

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter 2 reviews the ethnographical evidence available which suggests that the pre‐Migration Germanic tribes may have practised pederasty and same‐sex rites of initiation, also comparing accounts ... More


Destructive Desire: Sexual Themes and Same‐Sex Relations in Genesis A

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The sixth chapter investigates how homosocial bonds are constructed in the Old English poetic version of the biblical book of Genesis, starting with the treatment of the Sodomites in Genesis A and ... More


The Shadow of the Occupation, 1942–1955

in Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics, and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389257
eISBN:
9780226389288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389288.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In May 1940, during World War II, after France was routed by Germany, the country was divided into two parts: an occupied zone and a “free zone.” The free zone had its capital at Vichy, which was ... More


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