Sexual Violence and Rape in the Middle Ages PDF ePub eBook

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Sexual Violence and Rape in the Middle Ages free pdf Contrary to modern assumptions, sexual violence and rape were treated as severe crimes in the Middle Ages. This book examines the testimony in medieval and early modern German literature and traces the discourse on both aspects from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. Most comments about rape come from male writers, and medieval literature contains numerous examples of rape sceneswhich are mostly viewed highly critically. Previous studies on this topic have focused on English, French, and Italian literature, whereas here the emphasis rests on German examples.

About Albrecht Classen

Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA.

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Author : Albrecht Classen
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Data Published : 01 June 2011
ISBN : 3110263386
EAN : 9783110263381
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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