Sex, Dissidence and Damnation: Minority Groups in the Middle Ages, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sex, Dissidence and Damnation

Minority Groups in the Middle Ages, 1st Edition

By Jeffrey Richards


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.


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

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HISTORY / General