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The Making of Romantic LoveLonging and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

William M. Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very ... More

The Perfect ServantEunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Kathryn M. Ringrose

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book reevaluates the place of eunuchs in Byzantium, using the modern concept of gender as a social construct to identify eunuchs as a distinct gender and to illustrate how gender was defined in ... More

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