Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


History 344. Sex, Gender and the Body in the Medieval World

This class explores how historians study sex, gender, and the body in medieval Europe and Byzantium, especially in religious contexts. We will focus on historiography and methodology through topics such as the role of women, manipulation of bodies by torture and asceticism, and blurring of traditional gender lines through same-sex relations, cross-dressing and castration.