Constructing Medieval Sexuality (Medieval Cultures) by Karma Lochrie, Peggy McCracken, James A. Schultz

By Karma Lochrie, Peggy McCracken, James A. Schultz

This assortment brings jointly essays from numerous disciplinary views to contemplate how the center a while outlined, regulated, and represented sexual practices and wishes. contemplating sexuality relating to gender, the physique, and identification, the essays discover medieval sexuality as a ancient building produced through and embedded within the cultures and associations of the interval. 17 pictures.

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331; Gerson, De praeparatione ad missam, in Oeuvres completes, 9:44. 63. Gerson, De cognitione castitatis, in Oeuvres completes, 9:62. 64. Gerson, De praeparatione ad missam, in Oeuvres completes, 9:43. 65. 8, SC, no. 54, 2:135. 66. 19, vol. 1 of Speculum quadruplex, col. 2307. For Gerson's appeals to medical expertise, see De praeparatione ad missam, in Oeuvres completes, 9:42, 43; De cognitione castitatis, 9:51. 67. 45, trans. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1956; reprint, 1991), 168-69. According to Soranus, the lead plate should be placed under the loins, while Cassian recommended placement above.

14. See Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's citation of Francis Broucek, in "Queer Performativity: Henry James's The Art of the Novel," GLQ 1, no. 1 (1993): 5. 15. 30, pp. 233-34; see Peter Brown, The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988), 404-8. 16. Slavoj Zizek, Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991), p. 16. 17. On Augustine's progressive mistrust of dreams, see Le Goff, The Medieval Imagination, 216-18.

There are qualifications here, of course. 2 ad 1). 2 ad 2, ad 3). These explicit qualifications belong to the evidently dialectical structure of the question. Having said that luxuria is an excess of venereal pleasure, Thomas argues that a "venereal act" (actus venereus] is not always sinful, but that it often is — and, indeed, that excess in this kind of act is an important cause of other sins. 5 corp). Thomas's next question, the center of our target, proposes a division of luxuria into six kinds: simple fornication, adultery, incest, deflowering 25 Mark D.

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