Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7124
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cadden , Joan
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  • Title: Nothing Natural Is Shameful: Vestiges of a Debate about Sex and Science in a Group of Late-Medieval Manuscripts [The author examines Pietro d'Abano's commentary, Walter Burley's abbreviated version, and reactions to Burley's text, all in regard to "Problemata," Part Four on sexual intercourse; Burley forthrightly justifies the propriety of studying sex for natural history and philosophy although he chose to remove Pietro d'Abano's comments on male homosexuality from his text; subsequent copyists and readers of Burley's text reacted to the section on sexual intercourse, in one case by toning down his defensive arguments and in another by eliminating the entire offending section].
  • Source: Speculum 76, 1 (January 2001): Pages 66 - 89.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Burley, Walter, Philosopher- Abridgement of Expositio Problematum Aristotelis Commentary, Literary Genre Homosexuality Latin Literature Manuscripts Pietro d'Abano, Scientist- Expositio Problematum Aristotelis Problemata, Latin Translation of a Compilation
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Davis
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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