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Sex, Dissidence and Damnation
Minority Groups in the Middle Ages





ISBN 9780415071475
Published December 12, 1994 by Routledge
212 Pages

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For the authorities in medieval Europe, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. It was to be crushed - initially by reason and argument, eventually by torture. Jeffrey Richards examines the wretched lives of heretics, witches, Jews, lepers and homosexuals and uncovers a common motive for their persecution: sexual aberrance.

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`fascinating study ... brilliantly illuminated by Richards with the help of excellent illustrations.' - Sunday Telegraph