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Online Companion to Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735: An Anthology of Literary Texts and Contexts Loughlin, Marie H.

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Balancing long-overlooked and well-known works, Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735: An Anthology of Literary Texts and Contexts and its Online Companion comprise a collection of English texts about homoerotic love, relationships, desires, and sexual acts. The anthology’s core texts are selections from drama, fiction, romance, poetry, essays and translations. These core texts are carefully introduced and annotated, and supplemented with illuminating contextual material from other early modern disciplines such as law, medicine, and theology. Juxtaposing literary and non-literary representations of same-sex erotic desire, this anthology explores a rich tradition of works both celebrating and condemning same-sex erotic love. The Online Companion provides additional texts and critical resources, from classical translations to politically motivated satire to religious poetry to moral and theological treatises, as well as legal statutes.

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