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Inside the Medieval Mind Sex

Title
Inside the Medieval Mind [electronic resource (video)] : Sex / BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2010], c2008.
Physical Description
1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Local Notes
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Notes
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on Aug. 03, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Summary
Although rooted in religious misogyny and crude anatomical knowledge, the sexual mores of the medieval era were surprisingly complex. This program explores the attitudes and behaviors of a sexual culture that was by turns romantic, transactional, and perverse. Documents and historical accounts include the story of Christina of Markyate, who defied marital conventions and maintained a lifelong vow of chastity; the more passionate tale of Peter Abelard and Heloise d'Argenteuil, whose 12th-century love letters transcend the brutality of the age; and a list of intrusive questions compiled to help 11th-century priests steer parishioners away from promiscuity. Troubadour poetry and primitive views of menstruation and fertility are also discussed.
Variant and related titles
Sex
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Other formats
Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2010
Format
Images / Online / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 20, 2019
Series
Inside the medieval mind.
Inside the Medieval Mind
System details note
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience
13 & up.
Contents
Sex in the Middles Ages (2:35)
Medieval Recipes for Sex-Related Activities (2:21)
Mysteries of Sexuality (2:50)
Original Sin and State of Women (5:03)
Courtly Love (7:32)
Story of Abelard and Eloise (4:54)
Medieval Sex: Austere Creed (3:09)
Brides of Christ (2:30)
Cult of Virginity (2:48)
Church Takes Charge of Sex (3:50)
Medieval Church: Sexual Police (3:21)
Sexual Sins and Public Condemnation (3:01)
Sexual Hypocrisy of the Church (2:45)
Medieval Church and Homosexuality (5:45)
Plague: Punishment for Sins (3:40)
Videorecording number
42040s Infobase
42042 Infobase
Genre/Form
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Also listed under
BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Infobase.
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