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A House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

Cynthia Herrup

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139259
eISBN:
9780199848966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139259.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Sex, privilege, corruption, and revenge—these are elements that we expect to find splashed across today's tabloid headlines. But in 17th-century England, a sex scandal in which the 2nd Earl of ... More


Lay Marriage and Clerical Celibacy

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in What is a Lollard?: Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589043
eISBN:
9780191594564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589043.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The fundamentally conservative impetus of much dissenting thought can perhaps best be seen in the areas of lay marriage and clerical celibacy, which this chapter examines. After surveying the ... More


Dante: Inferno

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Aristotelian background to Dante, and Dante's expressing in poetic terms the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas is explored. Like Swift, Dante presents what Aristotle called “probable ... More


Four Expendable Women

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of the Levite and his (possibly) adulterous wife in Judges 19 (like Lot's exposure of his daughters to the men of Sodom in Genesis 19) is often seen as a horrific example of how women are ... More


Gay Rights

Patrick J. Egan, Nathaniel Persily, and Kevin Wallsten

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The controversy surrounding gay rights represents the most recent part in the long story of often unpopular attempts by courts to protect minorities from discrimination and to broaden the ... More


The Right of Intimate Association

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses laws regulating sexual relations between consenting adults (married or not) and laws regulating gay and lesbian sexual relations. At one time, all of the states adopted ... More


A Debauched Son of a Noble Family

Cynthia B. Herrup

in A House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139259
eISBN:
9780199848966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139259.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

John Pory wrote to Sir Thomas Puckering on April 21, 1631, that the Sheriff of London was beginning to build scaffolds in Westminster Hall for the trial of the Earl of Castlehaven the following ... More


Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Brian Pullan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book seeks to contribute to Italian social history and to deepen understanding of Catholic charity and social policy in past times. It focuses on two groups of disreputable (or at least ... More


The Enlightenment Confronts Homosexuality

Bryant T. Ragan

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines homosexuality in France during the Age of Enlightenment. During this period, French philosophers and pornographers started to describe same-sex relations in a new way. This ... More


A patient confuses her doctor

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter studies the case of Dr. Dillip Desai, who was accused of sexually assaulting Angela Rediatu while she was sedated, and was also charged with forcible oral sodomy and sexual battery. It ... More


Power, Resistance, and Sodomy in Post-Algerian France

Todd Shepard

in Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226493275
eISBN:
9780226493305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493305.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores why there existed in French discussions the need to link sodomy (here specifically referencing anal sex), violence, and the aftermath of empire to new conceptions of how power ... More


Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Jonathan Goldberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is about representations of sodomy. While most of the texts it considers are literary — works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, among others — it is framed by political considerations, ... More


‘That mighty love which maddens one to crime’ Masturbation and same-sex desire in Teleny

Diane Mason

in The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter continues the theme of homosexuality with a consideration of the way masturbation impacts on sodomy and male sexual inversion in nineteenth-century medical discourse. The literary focus ... More


Sodomy and Reason: Making Sense of the Libertine Preference

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examines how sodomy functioned in libertine writings as a critique of moral teleology and for freeing pleasure from the reproductive imperative. Shows why the libertine investment in sodomy must be ... More


The Transvestite Stage: More on the Case of Christopher Marlowe

Jonathan Goldberg

in Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Transvestism, homosexuality, voyeurism, sadism: these would seem to be Gosson's charges as well. Had Marlowe's play not been written some dozen years after his tract, one might suppose Gosson had it ... More


Discovering America

Jonathan Goldberg

in Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The recovery of the history of sodomy in the New World is of signal importance as one way of resisting modes of thinking which, every day, seem to be growing more widespread, and which the decision ... More


The United States Constitution: Fundamental Choice Arguments

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In 1960, so-called ‘sodomy’ laws prohibited all oral or anal intercourse, between men, between women, or between a man and a woman, in fifty states in the US and the District of Columbia. The first ... More


Prosecuting Consensual Adult Sex

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

in America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the legal battles in Texas over the issue of prosecuting consensual adult sex. In a 1963 revision of the Texas Penal Code, the state legislature liberalized the prohibitions on ... More


Conclusion

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

in America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concludes that the book has discussed Texas's influence on all the doctrinal areas of modern constitutional law, showing that constitutional cases litigated by and in the state capture ... More


Confronting the Specter of Sodomy

Kenneth Loiselle

in Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the presence of women in masonic life by focusing on the so-called “adoption lodges,” periodical gatherings in which brethren invited their spouses or female kin to participate ... More


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