Sexuality in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times: New Approaches to a Fundamental Cultural-Historical and Literary-Anthropological Theme (Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Book 3)

November 1, 2020
Sexuality in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times: New Approaches to a Fundamental Cultural-Historical and Literary-Anthropological Theme (Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Book 3)

The studies in this volume explore the phenomenon of sexualityin a variety of medieval and early-modern literatures, includingOld English texts, Middle-High German narratives, medieval Spanishand early-modern French literature, and also eighteenth-centuryEnglish novels. Art historians, historians, and social historianscontribute as much as researchers of the history of mentality andreligion. The problem with sexuality within the medieval Churchfinds extensive consideration, and so the fundamental debate amongmodern sociologists and anthropoligists regarding the evaluation ofsexuality, shame, and ethical norms as indicators of the process ofcivilization (or its myth).