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Homosexuality and Civilization

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$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674022331

Publication Date: 10/31/2006

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648 pages

108 black and white halftones

Belknap Press

World

  • Preface
  • 1. Early Greece: 776–480 BCE
    • A Millennium of Greek Love
    • Homer’s Iliad
    • Crete, Sparta, Chalcis
    • Athletics and the Cult of Beauty
    • Sappho
    • Alcaeus, Ibycus, Anacreon
    • Theognis of Megara
    • Athens’ Rulers
    • The Tyrannicides
  • 2. Judea: 900 BCE–600 CE
    • The Judgment of Leviticus
    • The Threat to Population
    • Sodom’s Gold
    • Who Were the Kedeshim?
    • Philo of Alexandria
    • The Talmud
  • 3. Classical Greece: 480–323 BCE
    • Pindar’s Odes
    • Greek Tragedy
    • Phidias
    • The Comedies of Aristophanes
    • Plato’s Symposium
    • The Phaedrus and the Laws
    • Xenophon
    • Aristotle’s Dicta
    • Zeno and the Stoics
    • Aeschines’ Against Timarchus
    • The Sacred Band of Thebes
    • Philip and Alexander
  • 4. Rome and Greece: 323 BCE–138 CE
    • Sexuality and Empire
    • Cicero and Roman Politics
    • Greek Love in the Aeneid
    • Meleager and Callimachus
    • Catullus and Tibullus
    • Theocritus and “Corydon”
    • Horace
    • Ovid’s Myths
    • Lesbianism
    • Petronius’ Satyricon
    • Suetonius and the Emperors
    • Statius, Martial, Juvenal
    • Hadrian and Antinous
  • 5. Christians and Pagans: 1–565 CE
    • The Gospels
    • Intertestamental Judaism and Paul
    • “Moses” and the Early Church
    • Greek Love in Late Antiquity
    • Plutarch’s Dialogue on Love
    • The Lucianic “Affairs of the Heart”
    • Two Romances and an Epic
    • Roman Law before Constantine
    • The Edicts of 342 and 390
    • Sodom Transformed
    • Saint John Chrysostom
    • The Persecutions of Justinian
  • 6. Darkness Descends: 476–1049
    • The Fall of Rome
    • Visigothic Spain
    • Church Councils and Penitentials
    • The Carolingian Panic
    • Love in Arab Spain
    • The Growth of Canon Law
    • The Book of Gomorrah
  • 7. The Medieval World: 1050–1321
    • The Fortunes of Ganymede
    • Scandal in High Places
    • The Theological Assault
    • The Inquisition and Its Allies
    • The Fate of the Templars
    • Secular Laws: The Sowing
    • The Harvest Begins
    • Poets for the Prosecution
    • Dante’s Admirable Sinners
  • 8. Imperial China: 500 BCE–1849
    • A Peach, a Fish, and a Sleeve
    • The Han Emperors
    • Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism
    • Poets and Lovers
    • From Tang to Song
    • Ming China: The West Reacts
    • Feng Menglong’s Anatomy of Love
    • Fiction and Drama
    • The Qing Dynasty
    • The Peking Stage
  • 9. Italy in the Renaissance: 1321–1609
    • A New Ethos and an Old
    • Repression in the Italian City States
    • Death in Venice
    • Florence: The Price of Love
    • Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo
    • Michelangelo: Love, Art, and Guilt
    • Sodoma and Cellini
    • Rome and Caravaggio
  • 10. Spain and the Inquisition: 1497–1700
    • The Spanish Inquisition
    • Subcultures in Valencia and Madrid
    • The Inquisition in Portugal
    • Spain and the New World
  • 11. France from Calvin to Louis XIV: 1517–1715
    • Outings, Protestant and Catholic
    • Calvinism and Repression
    • Henry III and the “Mignons”
    • The Poets’ Revolt
    • Louis XIII, “The Just”
    • Monsieur and Madame
    • Six Generals
    • Les Lesbiennes
    • Queen Christina
  • 12. England from the Reformation to William III: 1533–1702
    • Silence and Denial
    • Monasteries and the Law
    • Elizabethan Literature
    • Christopher Marlowe
    • The Tragedy of Edward II
    • Shakespeare’s Sonnets
    • James VI and I
    • Francis Bacon
    • Puritanism and the Restoration
    • Between Women
    • William III in England
  • 13. Pre-Meiji Japan: 800–1868
    • Europe Discovers Japan
    • The Buddhist Priesthood
    • Samurai and Shoguns
    • No Drama and Kabuki
    • A Debate and an Anthology
    • Saikaku’s Great Mirror
    • Tokugawa Finale
  • 14. Patterns of Persecution: 1700–1730
    • Policing Paris
    • “Reforming” Britain
    • Souls in Exile
    • Witch Hunt in the Netherlands
  • 15. Sapphic Lovers: 1700–1793
    • Law and Religion
    • Romance and Innuendo
    • A Nun and an Actress
    • An Ill-Fated Queen
  • 16. The Enlightenment: 1730–1810
    • Montesquieu and Beccaria
    • Frederick the Great
    • The Vagaries of Voltaire
    • Diderot and Sade
    • Toward Reform
    • Bentham vs. Blackstone
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2005
  • Finalist, 2004 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Gay/Lesbian Category
  • 2003 Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Book Award, Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
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