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The Resource Love between women : early Christian responses to female homoeroticism, Bernadette J. Brooten

Love between women : early Christian responses to female homoeroticism, Bernadette J. Brooten

Label
Love between women : early Christian responses to female homoeroticism
Title
Love between women
Title remainder
early Christian responses to female homoeroticism
Statement of responsibility
Bernadette J. Brooten
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bernadette J. Brooten examines female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. Employing an unparalleled range of cultural sources, from magical spells and medical texts to astrological horoscopes, Brooten finds evidence of marriages between women and discusses the surgical procedure of clitoridectomy as a method of controlling female homoeroticism. She incontrovertibly establishes the fact that condemnations of female homoerotic practices were based on widespread awareness of sexual love between women. Culling significant information from her sources to illuminate the lives and beliefs of myriad ancient Mediterranean peoples, she gives a tour, at once delightful and distressing, of Roman-world attitudes."--Jacket
Member of
Awards note
Lambda Literary Award, 1996
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.76/63/0901
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2665.6.L47
LC item number
B76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society
Label
Love between women : early Christian responses to female homoeroticism, Bernadette J. Brooten
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Greek Authors of the Roman Period
  • Artistic Representations
  • Postbiblical Judaism
  • "Inflame Her Liver with Love": Greek Erotic Spells from Egypt
  • The Female Homoerotic Binding Spells: Texts and Commentary
  • Interpreting Cultural Ideology
  • Reconstructing Women's History
  • The Erotic Spells, Magic, and Religion
  • The Spells and Early Christianity
  • Predetermined Erotic Orientations: Astrological Texts
  • Context within Current Scholarship on Same-Sex Love in Antiquity
  • Dorotheos of Sidon
  • Manetho
  • Ptolemy
  • Vettius Valens
  • Hermes Trismegistos
  • Firmicus Maternus
  • Hephaistion of Thebes
  • Women with Masculine Desires: Medical Treatments
  • Tribades as Mentally Ill
  • Clitoridectomy for Women with Masculine Desires
  • This Study within the Context of Ancient Mediterranean Women's History
  • The Medical Heritage of Female Homoeroticism
  • Unnatural Love: Classifying Dreams
  • Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism
  • Introduction: Of British Schoolteachers and Romans
  • Paul's Letter to the Romans: Interpretive Frameworks and Female Homoeroticism
  • Literary Approaches to Romans
  • Interpretive Frameworks for Romans 1:18-32
  • Romans 1:18-32: A Commentary
  • Commentary on Romans 1:16-32
  • This Study within the Context of Lesbian History
  • Female Homoeroticism in the Roman World: The Cultural Context of Early Christianity
  • Introduction: Of Sappho, Woman-Woman Marriage, and the Ways of the Egyptians
  • Sappho of Lesbos
  • Classical and Hellenistic Greek Literature
  • Classical Latin Literature
Control code
ocm34322848
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780226075921
Lccn
96004727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34322848
Label
Love between women : early Christian responses to female homoeroticism, Bernadette J. Brooten
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Greek Authors of the Roman Period
  • Artistic Representations
  • Postbiblical Judaism
  • "Inflame Her Liver with Love": Greek Erotic Spells from Egypt
  • The Female Homoerotic Binding Spells: Texts and Commentary
  • Interpreting Cultural Ideology
  • Reconstructing Women's History
  • The Erotic Spells, Magic, and Religion
  • The Spells and Early Christianity
  • Predetermined Erotic Orientations: Astrological Texts
  • Context within Current Scholarship on Same-Sex Love in Antiquity
  • Dorotheos of Sidon
  • Manetho
  • Ptolemy
  • Vettius Valens
  • Hermes Trismegistos
  • Firmicus Maternus
  • Hephaistion of Thebes
  • Women with Masculine Desires: Medical Treatments
  • Tribades as Mentally Ill
  • Clitoridectomy for Women with Masculine Desires
  • This Study within the Context of Ancient Mediterranean Women's History
  • The Medical Heritage of Female Homoeroticism
  • Unnatural Love: Classifying Dreams
  • Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism
  • Introduction: Of British Schoolteachers and Romans
  • Paul's Letter to the Romans: Interpretive Frameworks and Female Homoeroticism
  • Literary Approaches to Romans
  • Interpretive Frameworks for Romans 1:18-32
  • Romans 1:18-32: A Commentary
  • Commentary on Romans 1:16-32
  • This Study within the Context of Lesbian History
  • Female Homoeroticism in the Roman World: The Cultural Context of Early Christianity
  • Introduction: Of Sappho, Woman-Woman Marriage, and the Ways of the Egyptians
  • Sappho of Lesbos
  • Classical and Hellenistic Greek Literature
  • Classical Latin Literature
Control code
ocm34322848
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780226075921
Lccn
96004727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34322848

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