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  • Record Number: 7329
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lansing , Carol.
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  • Title: Donna con Donna?: A 1295 Inquest into Female Sodomy [The author presents a case in Bologna in which a woman was accused of sodomy with other women. Testimony by one witness is also preserved, suggesting that he was not scandalized to hear that a woman was attracted to another woman. The appendix presents Latin texts of the initial notification to the court and the deposition of the witness Ugolino Martini. Lansing suggests that the accuser, Guilelmo, pursued Guericia in court and most probably forced her to flee Bologna. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Sexuality and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe.  Edited by Philip M. SoergelStudies in medieval and renaissance history, 3rd ser., 2.  AMS Press, 2005.  Pages 109 - 122. Also part of the series: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History Third Series 2 (Old Series 27, New Series 17) (2005). Sexuality and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law Lesbians Sodomy
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English;Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0404645526