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A thorough, academic study which is well researched on a topic that has hitherto scarcely been examined by the academic world. Boswell's detailed scholarship throws quite a bit of light into the 'medieval closet'.
While not exactly 'light' reading, it is not intellectually overwehlming for the non-academic or anyone with an in interest in gay history. A pioneer and landmark study of the gay past.
Jun 27, 2011
Finding what you're looking for
The ceremonies author Boswell describes can be described as "brother making" not "sexual-partner making."
His theory, finding what he sincerely wanted to find, has been debunked by both historians
and religious scholars. See, for example, this link:
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