Framing Premodern Desires
Framing Premodern Desires
Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe
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Editors' Foreword Introduction: Garthine Walker Part I: Transforming Ideas and Practices Thomas Parry-Jones: The Naturalness of Sex in Medieval Roman Law Kathleen Smith: Sensing Diverse Desires: Late Medieval English Pastoral Manuals and the Reassessment of Sin Bonnie Clementsson: Incest Between a Brother and Sister-in-Law - A Matter of Life and Death in Sweden Around 1700 Tomasz Wislicz: Dialectics of Virginity: Controlling the Morals of the Youth in the Early Modern Polish Countryside Faramerz Dabhoiwala: The First Sexual Revolution Part II: Constructing Passions Carin Franzén: Love and Desire in the French Moralist Discourse Karen Hollewand: Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716): Grand Libertine or Serious Scholar? Juliette Lancel: The Dream and the Sin: Erotic Dream in the France of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Kaye McLelland: The Lame Man Makes The Best Lecher: Sex, Sin, and The Disabled Renaissance Body Jonas Liliequist: Between Passion and Lust: Framing Desire in Early Modern Sweden Epilogue: Lois Leveen: What Happens Between the Covers: Writing Premodern Desire for Audiences Beyond Academia Index Authors

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Framing Premodern Desires

Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

The way that we have perceived, described, and understood sexual desire has changed dramatically over time and across cultures. This collection brings together a group of experts from a variety of disciplines to explore the history of sexual desires and the transformation of sexual ideas, attitudes, and practices in premodern Europe. Among the topics considered are the visibility of sexual offenses and the construction of passions; the geographical range extends to Great Britain, with extended attention also to France as well as Northern and Eastern Europe. The result is a groundbreaking volume that adds significantly to our understanding of premodern European history, history of sexualities, gender studies, religious history, and many other fields.

Satu Lidman

Satu Lidman is at the Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Tom Linkinen

Tom Linkinen is at the Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Meri Heinonen

Meri Heinonen is at the Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Marjo Kaartinen

Marjo Kaartinen is at the Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.