Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 30, 1995 - Social Science - 464 pages
Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.

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Whats in a Name? The vocabulary of Love and Marriage
For Family and Country Heterosexual Matrimony in the GrecoRoman World
A Friend Inspired by God Same Sex Unions in the GrecoRoman World

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John Boswell (1947–1994) won the 1981 American Book Award for history for his groundbreaking work Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century.

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