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Titel: Courtly Desire and Medieval Homophobia: The ...
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New Haven :. Yale University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 320 pp. Condition : very good. - In the first comprehensive study of Cleanness and its medieval contexts, Elizabeth B. Keiser shows how this fourteenth-century religious poem legitimates erotic pleasure as natural apart from procreative justification and thus represents a unique moment in western culture. She argues that Cleanness sacralizes heterosexual erotic play while condemning male homosexual love as profaning the Creator's workmanship and his nature. To situate the poem in the context of medieval homophobic constructions of nature as the basis of sexual norms, this book compares Cleanness's concepts of sexual desire and deviance with those of its literary and theological antecedents, including Thomas Aquinas's discourse on temperance, Alain de Lille's Complaint of Nature, and Jean de Meun's Romance of the Rose. Condition : very good. ISBN 9780300069235[KEYWORDS: LITERARY CRITICISM, *, homosexuality. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 33391
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