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Same-sex unions in premodern Europe

by Boswell, John, 1947-1994.

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"Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage cer... Full description

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Summary: "Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies."--From publisher's website.
Item Description: Originally published: New York : Villard Books, 1994.
Physical Description: xxx, 412 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0679751645 (pbk.)
9780679751649 (pbk.0
0679432280
Author Notes: John Boswell (1947-1994) won the 1981 American Book Award for history for his groundbreaking work Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century .
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