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Premodern ruling sexualities

Representation, identity, and power

Edited by Gabrielle Storey and Zita Eva Rohr

Premodern ruling sexualities
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  • ISBN: 9781526175847
  • Publish Date: Jun 2024
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7584-7
    • Pages: 272
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: June 2024

    Description

    This volume explores a range of premodern rulers and their depictions in historiography, literature, art and material culture to gain a broader understanding of their sexualities. It considers the methodologies and motivations of premodern writers and rulers when fashioning royal and elite sexualities and offers new analyses of an array of texts and artwork from across Europe and the wider Mediterranean.

    Contents

    Introduction: Premodern ruling sexualities: representation, identity, and power - Gabrielle Storey and Zita Eva Rohr

    Part I Scandal, perception, and representation
    1 "And though she made use of three openings...": How and why to sexualise a late antique empress - Alexander Thies
    2 Eadwig's coronation scandal: sexuality, rhetoric and the vulnerability of reputation - Matthew Firth
    3 Scandal, romance, political affairs. Walter Map's "Portuguese King" and Anglo-Flemish relations in the eleventh century - Fabrizio De Falco
    4 Isabella of France and Roger Mortimer: lovers or allies? - Michael Evans
    5 Isabel of Castile and her images: viewing sex, scandal, and sanctity in fifteenth-century Spain - Jessica Weiss

    Part II Gender, morality, and desire
    6 Gender, moral, and sexual warfare in the Roman de Silence - Kathleen M. Blumreich
    7 Muslim caliphs and homosexuality: al- Amin (787- 813) and al-Hakam II (915-976). Two men in pursuit of 'hub al-walad' - Fatima Rhorchi
    8 The Tour de Nesle affair: succession and sexuality in fourteenth-century France - Emily Lalande
    9 Chaste kings and unsuitable women: sex, interfaith relations, and sovereignty in the Castigos of Sancho IV of Castile - David Cantor-Echols
    10 'Sine communi favore' the intersection of power, perception, and sexual morality in the careers of Piers Gaveston and the 'royal favourites' of fourteenth-century England - Audrey Covert

    Editors

    Gabrielle Storey is a historian of twelfth- and thirteenth-century queenship, gender, and sexuality and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

    Zita Eva Rohr is a historian of the late-medieval and early modern period, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Chevalier in the Ordre des palmes académiques

    Premodern ruling sexualities

    Edited by Gabrielle Storey, Zita Eva Rohr

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