Sexuality in the Middle Ages (HIST*4140)
Code and section: HIST*4140*01
Term: Fall 2015
Instructor: C. Ekholst
This course will provide a thematic approach to the foundations of western attitudes towards sex and sexuality as they developed in the European Middle Ages. It will examine the complex interweaving of Greek and Roman medicine, medieval Christian canon law and theology, and Germanic popular beliefs, which together provided the underpinnings of western values and practices pertaining to human sex and sexuality, with enduring results. The course will take an historiographical approach to topics and themes.