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Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini: Edward II.

Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini: Edward II.

Oper in 10 Szenen. 2 CDs, € 22.95
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Oehms
Natürlich steht bei der Wahl eines Stoffes über einen schwulen König und dessen tragische Geschichte der Aspekt der Homosexualität im Vordergrund und dementsprechend auch die Frage, ob ein solches Thema angesichts der Gleichstellungsbestrebungen in Mitteleuropa überhaupt noch aktuell sei. Edward II. ist nicht die erste »schwule« Oper und wird auch nicht die letzte sein. Aber die allermeisten Beziehungsdramen in Literatur ... Weiterlesen

Elyse Semerdjian: Off the Straight Path: Illicit Sex, Law, and Community in Ottoman Aleppo

Elyse Semerdjian: Off the Straight Path: Illicit Sex, Law, and Community in Ottoman Aleppo

USA 2016, 247 pp., brochure, € 29.95
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Elyse Semerdjian (teacher of Islamic and Middle Eastern history, Whitman College) analyzes how the shari'a courts of Ottoman Aleppo treated the crime of zina, which has been defined as »any sexual intercourse between persons who are not in a state of legal matrimony or concubinage,« and is thus an umbrella category for adultery, prostitution, procurement, abduction, incest, bestiality, sodomy, rape, ... Weiterlesen

Benjamin Lacombe und Paul Echegoyen: Leonardo und Salaï

Benjamin Lacombe und Paul Echegoyen: Leonardo und Salaï

Erster Teil - Il Salaïno. Dt. v. Edmund Jacoby. D 2015, 96 S., Farbe, geb., € 18.50
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Jacoby - Leonardo und Salaï 1
Die historisch verbürgte Geschichte der Liebe Leonardo da Vincis zu seinem Assistenten Salaï als Graphic Novel. Salaï kommt 1490 als Zehnjähriger in die Mailänder Werkstatt des großen Leonardo. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt ist Leonardo nicht der bärtige alte Herr, sondern ein schöner eleganter Mann mit sprühender Persönlichkeit. Er hat nicht nur Verehrer, sondern auch Neider - wird auch wegen seiner Homosexualität ... Weiterlesen

Jean-Baptiste del Amo: Die Erziehung

Jean-Baptiste del Amo: Die Erziehung

Dt. v. Lis Künzli. D 2013, 416 S., Pb, € 10.27
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btb
Im Jahr 1760 kommt Gaspard - Sohn eines Schweinebauern aus Quimper - aus der Provinz in die französische Hauptstadt. Er möchte es im Paris des Ancien Regime zu etwas bringen. Dazu ist ihm alles recht. Er versucht sein Glück als Flussarbeiter, beginnt eine Lehre als Perückenmacher und verdingt sich schließlich als Strichjunge in einem Bordell. Er bietet seine sexuellen Dienste ... Weiterlesen

Jeanette Winterson: The Daylight Gate

Jeanette Winterson: The Daylight Gate

UK 2012, 224 pp., brochure, € 14.95
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Arrow
Good Friday 1612 at Pendle Hill. A mysterious gathering of 13 people is interrupted by a local magistrate. Is this a witches' Sabbat? In Lancaster Castle two notorious witches await trial and certain death, while the beautiful and wealthy, androgynous, certainly bisexual Alice Nutter rides to their defence. Between the women who are accused of being witches, there's a strong, ... Weiterlesen

Andrew Graham-Dixon: Caravaggio

Andrew Graham-Dixon: Caravaggio

A Life Sacred and Profane. UK 2011, 514 pp. illustrated, brochure, € 15.60
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For centuries Caravaggio's staggering artistic achievements have thrilled viewers, yet his volatile personal trajectory - the murder of Ranuccio Tomasini, the doubt surrounding Caravaggio's sexuality, the chain of events that began with his imprisonment on Malta and ended with his premature death - has long confounded historians. In a bravura performance, the biographer delves into the original Italian sources, presenting ... Weiterlesen

Antonio Beccadelli: The Hermaphrodite

Antonio Beccadelli: The Hermaphrodite

Transl. by Holt Parker. USA 2010, lat./engl. Text, 299pp., hardbound, € 32.95
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Harvard University Press
Antonio Beccadelli, known as Panormita from his native town of Palermo, was appointed court poet to Duke Filippo Maria Visconti, crowned poet laureate by Emperor Sigismund, and ended his days as panegyrist to King Alfonso V of Aragon and Naples, where he founded the first of the Renaissance Academies. »The Hermaphrodite«, his first work, dedicated to Cosimo de' Medici, won ... Weiterlesen

Lewis C. Seifert: Manning the Margins

Lewis C. Seifert: Manning the Margins

Masculinity & Writing in Seventeenth-Century France. USA 2010, 339pp., brochure, € 38.20
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Over the past decades, a rich body of scholarship has uncovered the crucial roles women played in 17th-century France, a period often reduced to »classical« male authors and »absolutist« kings. But the clearer perspective we now have of women has exposed the need to take a fresh look at men and masculinity. Examining ideals of polite masculine conduct, the figure ... Weiterlesen

Andrew Graham-Dixon: Caravaggio

Andrew Graham-Dixon: Caravaggio

A life Sacred and Profane. UK/USA/CAN 2010, 514pp. illustrated, hardbound, € 39.95
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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The patrons of the church competed to have the leading artists jostled for their favour. In a fight Caravaggio, a particularly violent man, killed Ranuccio Tomassoni, a pimp, and fled afterwards to Naples and then Malta, where he escaped from prison following his ... Weiterlesen

Justine Saracen: Sistine Heresy

Justine Saracen: Sistine Heresy

USA 2009, 252 pp., brochure, € 14.79
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Eros, art, and gorgeous blasphemy: Adrianna Borgia, survivor of the Borgia court, presents Michelangelo with the greatest temptation of her life while struggling herself with soul-threatening desires and heresies. Her growing passion for the painter Raphaela Bramante mirrors the sculptor's damnable interest in a castrato in the Sistine choir and in the ideas of secular humanism. Claimed as the epitome ... Weiterlesen

Khaled El-Rouayheb: Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

Khaled El-Rouayheb: Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

USA 2009, 210 pp., brochure, € 44.95
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Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic. On the one hand, Arabic love poetry, biographical works, and bawdy satires suggest that homosexuality was a visible and tolerated part of Arab-Islamic elite culture before the 9th century. On the other hand, Islam supposedly considers homosexuality an abomination and prescribes severe punishment for it. This book ... Weiterlesen

Barbara Davies: Rebeccah and the Highwayman

Barbara Davies: Rebeccah and the Highwayman

USA 2008, 260 pp., brochure, € 14.79
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It's 1706, the time of good Queen Anne. Mistress Rebeccah Dutton never dreamed that several encounters with the notorious highwayman Blue-Eyed Nick on the deserted heaths around London would turn her respectable world upside down. When she discovers the highwayman is actually a woman named Kate, her curiosity about the dashing thief turns into fascination. Kate has to deal with ... Weiterlesen

Gavin Morris: Virginia Bedfellows

Gavin Morris: Virginia Bedfellows

USA 2006, 276 pp., brochure, € 16.59
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Two men - Lance Morley and Adam Bradley - living as lovers in 18th-century America face fear, prejudice, and death. Banished from England and forced to work as indentured servants in colonial Virginia, these men share a secret. They find love, passion, and pleasure on the Ashley Landing plantation, building a life together that's immoral in the eyes of society ... Weiterlesen

Khaled El-Rouayheb: Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

Khaled El-Rouayheb: Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

USA 2006, 210 pp., cloth, € 39.95
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Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic. On the one hand, Arabic love poetry, biographical works, and bawdy satires suggest that homosexuality was a visible and tolerated part of Arab-Islamic elite culture before the 9th century. On the other hand, Islam supposedly considers homosexuality an abomination and prescribes severe punishment for it. This book ... Weiterlesen

Francine Prose: Caravaggio - Painter of Miracles

Francine Prose: Caravaggio - Painter of Miracles

USA 2005, 149 pp., hardcover, € 24.95
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Francine Prose’s life of Caravaggio evokes the genius of this great artist through a brilliant reading of his paintings. Caravaggio defied the aesthetic conventions of his time; his use of ordinary people, realistically portrayed – street boys, prostitutes, the poor, the aged - was a profound and revolutionary innovation that lefts its mark on generations of artists. His insistence on ... Weiterlesen

David Riggs: The World of Christopher Marlowe

David Riggs: The World of Christopher Marlowe

UK 2005, 411pp., pb, € 19.95
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The biographer evokes the atmosphere and texture of Marlowe's life, from the stench and poverty of a childhood spent near Canterbury's abattoirs to the fanatical pursuit of classical learning at school. Marlowe won a place at Cambridge University, where he entered its world of 18-hour working days, religious intrigue and twilight homosexuality, tolerated but unspoken. The gifted student was not ... Weiterlesen

Federico G. Carvajal: Butterflies Will Burn

Federico G. Carvajal: Butterflies Will Burn

USA 2003, 310 pp., brochure, € 33.99
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As Spain consolidated its Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, discourses about the perfect Spanish man or »vir« went hand-in-hand with discourses about another kind of man, one who engaged in the »abominable crime and sin against nature« - sodomy. In both Spain and Mexico, sodomy came to rank second only to heresy as a cause for prosecution, and ... Weiterlesen

Lillian Faderman: Surpassing the Love of Men

Lillian Faderman: Surpassing the Love of Men

Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present. USA 1979, 496 pp., brochure, € 18.95
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Womens Press
A quietly revolutionary book which reconstructs a lost history of women loving women. Here the author explores the different forms which that love has taken over the years, from the elaborate deceptions of Deborah Sampson, soldier of the American Revolution, to the genteel Ladies of Llangollen and the notorious »Boston marriages« of the 19th century. Drawing on a rich variety ... Weiterlesen

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