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Boswell, John 1947-1994

Overview
Works: 30 works in 268 publications in 9 languages and 7,073 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ76.3.E8, 306.766094
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Most widely held works by John Boswell
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality : Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century by John Boswell( Book )

89 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de houding van de middeleeuwse maatschappij t.a.v. homoseksualiteit: de afkeer van homoseksualiteit is niet van meet af aan verbonden geweest met het christendom. Pas in de periode na 1150 sloeg de tolerantie om in snel groeiende intolerantie als onderdeel van een grootschalige campagne tegen nonconformisten als ketters, joden en moslims
The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance by John Boswell( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first book, John Boswell defined and charted a whole new field of inquiry. In this one, he brings to bear what Michel Foucault called his "unfailing erudition" on an equally untouched topic. Intrigued by hints in Christian literature that children were routinely abandoned, not only in the ancient world, but well into the Middle Ages, and that these children did not die but were used as servants and prostitutes, or brought up in other households, Boswell undertook to explore the past of this remarkable subject. Using a wide variety of sources--including civil and canon law, trial records, foundling-hospital archives, and artistic representations--Boswell has pieced together the intriguing story behind ancient and medieval abandonment. He discovers that it was a widespread and familiar part of domestic life in most of Europe, a custom accepted and regulated by the church and civil authorities, often celebrated in literature, and, in the absence of reliable birth control, a practice that was often essential to the survival of the rest of the family. Against the background of modern concerns--both historical and social--about the family and its problems, Boswell's work provides a startling perspective on the difficulties faced by parents and children in earlier societies. It is a story that is moving for the desperation that drove parents to abandon their children, for the tenderness and generosity that inspired others to rescue them, and for the many subtle ways Western culture devised to see that abandoned children would be saved and reared by the kindness of strangers. --Adapted from dust jacket
Same-sex unions in premodern Europe by John Boswell( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces same-sex unions from Platonic Greece, to Rome, to Christianized Europe, including Catholic and Orthodox liturgies to bless same-sex unions
The royal treasure : Muslim communities under the Crown of Aragon in the fourteenth century by John Boswell( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of likeness : same-sex unions in pre-modern Europe by John Boswell( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En historisk undersøgelse af homoseksualitet, som viser, at sådanne forbindelser har eksisteret allerede fra oldtiden; det blev senere accepteret af kirken
Rediscovering gay history : archetypes of gay love in Christian history by John Boswell( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homoseksualiteit in relatie tot de geschiedenis van het christendom in vogelvlucht
Never make the first offer : (except when you should) : wisdom from a master dealmaker by Donald L Dell( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dell reveals his proven techniques for negotiating winning deals to ensure that you come out on top in your personal and professional life
Bones found in the ovarium of a woman by George Young( Book )

2 editions published in 1756 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

US-Army-survival-Handbuch der Survival-Klassiker by John Boswell( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alla scoperta dll'amore : archetipi di amore gay nella storia cristiana by John Boswell( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questo libro, pubblicato dal "Gay Christian Movement" inglese nel 1982, raccoglie il testo di una conferenza tenuta dall'autore a Londra. Boswell, professore di storia a Yale, aveva suscitato polemiche per il suo libro "Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality" (1980). Nella conferenza si riferisce ai contenuti del libro: ripercorre brevemente la storia del cristianesimo soffermandosi sull'amore romantico praticato dai monaci fino all'11° secolo. La ricerca lo porta a discutere sul posto da assegnare al sesso e all'omosessualità all'interno dell'etica cristiana per giungere a una proposta di archetipi per una relazione d'amore gay. La sua tesi è che l'amore romantico introdotto nel sistema di pensiero cristiano ha trasformato il matrimonio e che la "giustificazione procreativa divenne il modo in cui parecchi cristiani limitarono e legittimarono la sessualità". Il libro si conclude con un saggio di M. Consoli sull'origine della fede e sull'etimologia e il significato del concetto di "Dio". Katja Delang (septembre 2003)
Sexuality and eroticism among males in Moslem societies by Arno Schmitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel met grotendeels eerder verschenen art. over homoseksueel gedrag, de seksuele cultuur en de rol van gender in landen als Marokko, Syrië, Iran, Turkije en Israël
Revolucije, univerzalije in seksualne kategorije by John Boswell( )

1 edition published in 1997 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrześcijaństwo, tolerancja społeczna i homoseksualność : geje i lesbijki w Europie Zachodniej od początku ery chrześcijańskiej do XIV wieku by John Boswell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

US-Army-Survival-Handbuch : der Survival-Klassiker by John Boswell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Establishment of social values and the oppression of gay people( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines attitudes towards homosexuals in classical, medieval, and modern times
Muslim communities under the crown of Aragon in the fourteenth century : the role of a subject minority in a society under stress by John Boswell( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and homosexuality in the Western moral tradition by John Boswell( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture delivered March 7, 1983, at Radford University in which Boswell discusses the history of the relationship between homosexuals and the Christian church
Las bodas de la semejanza: uniones entre personas del mismo sexo en la Europa premoderna by John Boswell( )

1 edition published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the renaissance by John Boswell( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Establishment of social values and the oppression of gay people( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examines attitudes towards homosexuals in classical, medieval, and modern times
 
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Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality : Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century
Alternative Names
Boswell, John

Boswell, John E.

Boswell, John E. 1947-1994

Boswell, John E. (John Eastburn)

Boswell, John Eastburn 1947-1994

John Boswell Amerikaans taalkundige (1947-1994)

John Boswell amerikai történész

John Boswell historiador estadounidense

John Boswell historiador estatunidenc

John Boswell historien américain

John Boswell storico statunitense

John Boswell US-amerikanischer Historiker

Босуэлл, Джон

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The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the RenaissanceSame-sex unions in premodern EuropeSexuality and eroticism among males in Moslem societies