Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3924
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Westrem , Scott D.
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  • Title: Medieval Western European Views of Sexuality Reflected in the Narratives of Travelers to the Orient [The author briefly surveys four influential travel accounts written in the span of a century. Westrem cites discussion of fornication, adultery, polygamy, and incest. The authors, even the two churchmen, are surprisingly moderate in their attitudes toward these sexual crimes, although they indicate the increasingly serious nature of the offenses. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Homo Carnalis: The Carnal Aspect of Medieval Human Life.  Edited by Helen Rodite LemayActa.  Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1990.  Pages 141 - 156. Papers presented at a conference held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): John of Plano Carpini, Franciscan Missionary Mandeville, Sir John, Travel Writer Mongols, People Polo, Marco, Traveler Sexuality in Literature Travel Writing William of Rubruc, Franciscan Missionary
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  • Geographic Area: Asia
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Lehman College, City University of New York
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available