Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2014

464 Pages | 10 Halftones, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719082085

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Same-sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735

An Anthology of Literary Texts and Contexts

Marie H. Loughlin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Equal focus on texts dealing with male and female same-sex erotic love, relationships, desires, and acts
  • Broad selection of extracts from literary texts and texts from a wide variety of extra-literary disciplines, such as law, theology, philosophy, and medicine
  • Extensive general introduction placing the texts in their social, historical and cultural contexts, as well as in the context of modern questions about the nature of sexuality, desire, and selfhood
  • Detailed section introductions, explaining same-sex erotic desire and relationships in terms of specific early modern disciplines (e.g., medicine, natural science, theology, crime and the law, and ethnography)
  • Helpful annotations and biographical headnotes