Publication – « Queering the Medieval Mediterranean: Transcultural Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity, and Culture », ed. Felipe Rojas and Peter E. Thompson

In ten essays authored by an international team of scholars, this volume explores queer readings of Western and Eastern Mediterranean Europe, Northern Africa, Islam and Arabic traditions. The contributors enter into a dialogue, comparing cases from opposite sides of the Mediterranean, in order to analyze the forgotten exchange of sexualities that was brought forth through the Mediterranean and its bordering landmasses during the Middle Ages.

This collection questions the hypothesis that distinct cultures treated sexuality and the “other” differently. The volume initiates the conversation around queerness and sexuality on these trade routes, and problematizes the differences between various Mediterranean cultures in order to argue that through both queerness and sexuality, neighboring civilizations had access to, and knowledge of, common shared experiences.

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Informations pratiques :

Queering the Medieval Mediterranean: Transcultural Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity, and Culture, ed. Felipe Rojas and Peter E. Thompson, Leiden–Boston, 2021 (The Medieval Mediterranean, 121). ISBN : 978-90-04-31515-0. Prix : 94 €, 113 USD.

Source : Brill

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