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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 shows that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance or intolerance. The author shows that paramount importance was given to distinctions that are not captured by that term - between active and passive sexual roles, between passionate infatuation and lust, and between penetrative and nonpenetrative intercourse.
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