Queer Theory and the Middle Ages

Bill Burgwinkle
2006 French Studies  
Though it might surprise many, the Middle Ages are emerging as a kind of queer utopia, a historical period in which institutional state regulation as we know it hardly existed, in which marriage practices were not yet controlled entirely either by state or church and varied widely by class and region, in which same-sex segregation was a norm, particularly in intellectual communities, and in which love stories between men were common, if covert. 1
doi:10.1093/fs/kni311 fatcat:s4rucr4ifreq5ck3bj7ttnmpzy