Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence - Studies in the History of Sexuality (Paperback)
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Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence - Studies in the History of Sexuality (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 09/07/1998
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In 1432, the Office of the Night was created specifically to police sodomy in Florence. Seventy years of denunciations, accusations, interrogations, and sentencings left an extraordinarily detailed record, which Rocke uses to its fullest in this richly documented portrait. He uncovers a culture in which sexual roles were strictly defined by age, with boys under eighteen the 'passive' participants in sodomy, youths in their twenties the 'active' participant, and men in their thirties marrying women, their days of sexual frivolity over. This richly documented book paints a fascinating picture of a vibrant time and place and calls into question our modern conceptions of gender and sexual identity.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195122923
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm


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Rocke does a brilliant job of teasing out this wealth of material, and of presenting the complex relationships which underlie the criminal statistics ... this book makes a substantial contribution to the history of homosexuality. * Tim Hitchcock, Urban History *
remarkable ... Forbidden Friendships is a study of considerable importance. * Times Literary Supplement *

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