The important and significant thing about this book is the wealth of careful analysis and the abundance of amusing and fascinating anecdotes.
I am therefore glad that Rocke has cleared up the matter for anyone interested and open-minded enough to peruse the mountain of evidence here presented.
Rocke’s narrative suggests that influential families had their share of sodomites, who could be convicted only with great cost and difficulty.
I believe this may be the most important book yet written on human sexuality. During the generation or so in which historians have been openly discussing variations in sexual... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edmund Marlowe
Forbidden Friendships by Michael Rocke is a scholarly work which explores, principally, homosexuality and male culture in renaissance Florence. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anthony C. Graziano
It’s filled with statistics and dates, but don’t be afraid of that. The important and significant thing about this book is the wealth of careful analysis and the abundance of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Francis J Kramer Jr
Guido Ruggiero and Michael Rocke in their two books have produced twin masterpieces with regard to the history of pederasty in Renaissance Italy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by othoniaboys