HSTAM 111 Lecture 8: Lecture Notes 8
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Department
Ancient and Medieval History
Course
HSTAM 111
Professor
Charity Urbanski
Semester
Spring

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Lecture Notes 8 Monday, April 14, 2017 Church began to believe that people practiced sodomy bc they were possessed by demonic powers - Considered contagious; policing it was considered a matter of self-preservation - This notion develops later than leprosy/heresy, and was considered an add-on (you’re a leper and sodomist) o Becomes stand-alone charge around 1250 o Sodomy laws enacted 1250-1300 – defined as sex between men ▪ Entailed death penalty ▪ Laws eventually used against powerful people (Pope Boniface / knight’s templar) Female prostitutes - Treatment resembles that of Jews, in how they were directly exploited by princes/municipality - Considered a necessary evil (better to have prostitutes rather than rape/adultery) - Occasionally there was public outrage o Idea behind outrage was that their sins might merit the punishment of entire community (e.g., natural disaster) - Confined to certain parts of city that was eventually walled off like Jewish ghettos All prosecuted groups - Considered deviant - Posed existential threat to society - Saint Sin related to all of these groups - On holy days, these groups often confined together or cast out Context of In
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