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Read reader Ò Forbidden Friendships Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence Studies in the History of Sexuality Paperback ↠ johnscyclingdiary Á [KINDLE] ✽ Forbidden Friendships HomosexualityMen to the notorious Jacopo di Andrea Friendships Homosexuality and Kindle #214 a young bachelor implicated with forty adolescents over a seventeen year period and convicted thirteen times same sex marriages like that of Michele di Bruno and Carlo di Berardo who were involved for several years and swore a binding oath to each other over an altar and Bernardo Lorini a former Night Officer himself with a wife and seven children accused of sodomy at the age of sixty five Mortified he sent his son Taddeo to confess for him and plead for a discreet resolution of his case Indeed nearly all Friendships Homosexuality and Male Culture EpubFlorentine males probably had some kind of same sex experience as a part of their normal sexual lifeRocke uncovers a culture in which sexual roles were strictly defined by age with boys under eighteen the passive participants in sodomy youths in their twenties and older men the active participants and most men at the age of thirty marrying women their days of sexual frivolity with boys largely over Such same sex activities were a normal phase in the transition to adulthood and only a few pursued them much further Ra Fascinating study of male male love in Renaissance Florence It reminds me that our current construction of homosexuality is not without historical alternatives

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Ther than precluding heterosexual experiences they were considered an extension of youthful and masculine lust and desire As Niccolo Machiavelli uipped about a handsome man When young he lured husbands away from their wives and now he lures wives away from their husbands Florentines generally accepted sodomy as a common misdemeanor to be punished with a fine rather than as a deadly sin and a transgression against nature There was no word in the otherwise rich Florentine sexual lexicon for homosexual nor was there a distinctive and well developed homosexual subculture Rather sexual acts between men and boys were an integral feature of the dominant cultureRocke roots this sexual activity in the broader context of Renaissance Florence with its social networks of families juvenile gangs neighbors patronage workshops and confraternities and its busy political life from the early years of the Republic through the period of Lorenzo de' Medici Savonarola and the beginning of Medici princely rule His richly detailed book paints a fascinating picture of a vibrant time and place and calls into uestion our modern conceptions of gender and sexual identit This was an absolutely amazing book on renaissance Florence This book gave me something a lot of history books don't something new to learn and think about I admit that I love history but this book definitely gave me something I find that a lot of history books get regurgitated in a way that makes non fiction history books somewhat dull to read for most I love how the author structured the book I love how he approached the topic and how he analysed facts in certain ways I appreciate that he gave an opinion without being too biased He approached the topic relying heavily on data rather than sources but he used the sources to add depth to the facts Overall this book changed the way I look at Florence in a renaissance setting completely If someone is looking at either history gender studies Italian studies or even just investigating the identities that emerged in Italy I would greatly suggest this book I think this is one of the few books that really discusses this topic in depth and it is amazing and uniue because of it I'd recommend this book in a heartbeat

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Forbidden Friendships Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence Studies in the History of SexualityThe Homosexuality and Male Culture PDFEPUBmen Homosexuality and MOBI #242 of Renaissance Florence were so renowned for sodomy that Florenzer in German meant sodomite Indeed in the late fifteenth century as many as one in two Florentine men had come to the attention of the authorities for sodomy by the time they were thirty In the seventy years from to some men in a city of only were investigated for sodomy Friendships Homosexuality and Male Culture Epubwere convicted and thousands confessed to gain amnesty Michael Rocke vividly depicts this vibrant sexual culture in a world where these same Forbidden Friendships MOBI #233 sex acts were not the deviant transgressions of a small minority but an integral part of a normal masculine identityIn The Office of the Night was created specifically to police sodomy in Florence Seventy years of denunciations interrogations and sentencings left an extraordinarily detailed record which Rocke uses to its fullest in this richly documented portrait He describes a wide range of sexual experiences between males ranging from boys such as fourteen year old Morello di Taddeo who prostituted himself to fifty seven Very interesting