Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4009
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Frantzen , Allen J.
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  • Title: Where the Boys Are: Children and Sex in the Anglo-Saxon Penitentials [texts analyzed are: "Scriftboc," the "Canons of Theodore," the "Old English Penitential," and the "Old English Handbook"].
  • Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 43 - 66.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Boys Children Homosexuality Penitential Books Sexuality
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Abstract: This essay examines the Anglo-Saxon penitenials, a significant but neglected source of information on regulations concerning both homosexual and heterosexual acts associated with children. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing at http://www.garlandpub.com].
  • Author's Affiliation: Loyola University, Chicago
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815328362
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