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The bridling of desire : views of sex in the later Middle Ages, Pierre J. Payer

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The bridling of desire : views of sex in the later Middle Ages
Title
The bridling of desire
Title remainder
views of sex in the later Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Pierre J. Payer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The later Middle Ages saw the emergence of an integral theory of human sexuality, a systematic account of its origins, role, and significance in the divine plan. Instead of simply dismissing medieval views of sex as misogynist and guilt-ridden, Pierre Payer urges a re-examination of medieval writers' understanding of sexuality within the context of their cosmological perspective. He traces the developing consensus about what was thought to be the nature, purpose, and morality of sex as conceived by writers and theologians during this period. Concentrating on the positive dimension of medieval thought on sexuality, Payer first examines views on Paradise, the Fall, and original sin and its transmission. There follows an extended discussion of marriage as the sole outlet for legitimate sexual intercourse. He then turns to the broader question of the control of sexual impulses and desires through the virtue of temperance. The book concludes with a description of the virtue of virginity, which was seen to be the apex of temperance and the ideal of Christian living. Payer has assembled a vast number of textual sources from the late medieval period, presenting to the reader a variety of opinions, their development, and underlying presuppositions
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Payer, Pierre J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Sexualité
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • RELIGION
  • Sexualverhalten
  • Christentum
  • Seksualiteit
Label
The bridling of desire : views of sex in the later Middle Ages, Pierre J. Payer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Paradise""; ""Gender Difference""; ""Reproduction through Intercourse""; ""Semen""; ""Pleasure""; ""Procreation""; ""Virginity""; ""Sexual Relations in Paradise?""; ""2 The Fall, Original Sin, and Concupiscence""; ""Temptation and the First Sin""; ""Original Sin""; ""Sensuality and First Movements""; ""Lust and the Transmission of Original Sin""; ""Broken Reins""; ""3 Marriage and Sex""; ""The Twofold Institution of Marriage""; ""The Naturalness of Marriage""; ""The Goods of Marriage""; ""Contraception""
  • ""Impotence""""Sterility""; ""The Manner of Intercourse""; ""The Moral Character of Marital Relations""; ""4 Legitimate Reasons for Marital Relations""; ""Reasons in General""; ""For the Sake of Offspring""; ""The Marital Debt""; ""Time""; ""Place""; ""Condition of Persons""; ""5 Problematic Reasons for Marital Relations""; ""Because of Incontinence""; ""Intercourse to Satisfy Lust or for the Sake of Pleasure""; ""6 The Virtue of Temperance""; ""Conceptions of Temperance""; ""The Parts of Temperance""; ""Aristotle""; ""Early Thirteenth-century Accounts""; ""Thomas Aquinas""
  • ""7 Continence, Chastity, and Virginity""""Continence""; ""Chastity""; ""Virginity""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix 1 The Twofold Institution of Marriage""; ""Appendix 2 William Peraldus on Temperance""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
ocn244767770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442671577
Lccn
93189094
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jxs62
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767770
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The bridling of desire : views of sex in the later Middle Ages, Pierre J. Payer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Paradise""; ""Gender Difference""; ""Reproduction through Intercourse""; ""Semen""; ""Pleasure""; ""Procreation""; ""Virginity""; ""Sexual Relations in Paradise?""; ""2 The Fall, Original Sin, and Concupiscence""; ""Temptation and the First Sin""; ""Original Sin""; ""Sensuality and First Movements""; ""Lust and the Transmission of Original Sin""; ""Broken Reins""; ""3 Marriage and Sex""; ""The Twofold Institution of Marriage""; ""The Naturalness of Marriage""; ""The Goods of Marriage""; ""Contraception""
  • ""Impotence""""Sterility""; ""The Manner of Intercourse""; ""The Moral Character of Marital Relations""; ""4 Legitimate Reasons for Marital Relations""; ""Reasons in General""; ""For the Sake of Offspring""; ""The Marital Debt""; ""Time""; ""Place""; ""Condition of Persons""; ""5 Problematic Reasons for Marital Relations""; ""Because of Incontinence""; ""Intercourse to Satisfy Lust or for the Sake of Pleasure""; ""6 The Virtue of Temperance""; ""Conceptions of Temperance""; ""The Parts of Temperance""; ""Aristotle""; ""Early Thirteenth-century Accounts""; ""Thomas Aquinas""
  • ""7 Continence, Chastity, and Virginity""""Continence""; ""Chastity""; ""Virginity""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix 1 The Twofold Institution of Marriage""; ""Appendix 2 William Peraldus on Temperance""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
ocn244767770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442671577
Lccn
93189094
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jxs62
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767770
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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