Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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[Site] A m e r i c a n   L e g i s l a t i o n

[Site] Brazilian Legislation

Laws: Canon Law

[Site] Canadian Legislation

[Info] MacFarlane, Bruce A. »Historical Development of the Offence of Rape.« 100 Years of the Criminal Code in Canada: Essays Commemorating the Centenary of the Canadian Criminal Code. Edited by Josiah Wood et al. Ottawa 1993: 1-79.

[Site] Mexican Legislation

[Info] Sánchez-Arcilla Bernal, José. »Violación y estupro. Un ensayo para la historia de los "tipos" del derecho penal.« Anuario Mexicano de Historia del Derecho 22 (2010): 485-562.

[Site] U.S. Legislation

[Info] Chandler, Abby. Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750: Steering Toward England. Farnham 2015.

[Info] Covart, Liz, et al. »Abby Chandler, Law, Order and Sexual Misconduct in Colonial New England.« Ben Franklin's World No. 069 (2016).

[Info] Gonda, Susan. Strumpets and Angels: Rape, Seduction, and the Boundaries of Consensual Sex in the Northeast, 1789-1870. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999.

[Info] Koneval, Joni L. A "Peculiar Offence": Legal, Popular, and Gendered Perceptions of Rape in the Early American Republic, 1790 – 1850. M.A. Thesis, Youngstown State University, 2012.

[Info] Sommerville, Diane M. »Rape, Race, and Castration in Slave Law in the Colonial and Early South.« The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South. Edited by Catherine Clinton et al. New York 1997: 75-82.

[Site] A s i a n   L e g i s l a t i o n

[Site] Chinese Legislation

Laws: Qing Law

[Site] E u r o p e a n   L e g i s l a t i o n

[Site] General

[Info] D’Cruze, Shani. »Sexual violence since 1750.« The Routledge History of Sex and the Body: 1500 to the Present. Edited by Sarah Toulalan et al. New York 2013: 444-459.

[Info] Kümper, Hiram. »The injured body in context: Outlines for a legal history of rape in pre-modern Europe (c. 1250–1750) in cultural perspective.« New Perspectives on Gender and Legal History: European Traditions and the Challenge of Global History. Frankfurt/Main 2009.

[Info] Kümper, Hiram. »The Injured Body in Context: Outlines for a Legal History of Rape in Pre-Modern Europe (c. 1250–1750) in Cultural Perspective.« Gender Difference in European Legal Cultures: Historical Perspectives. Edited by Karin Gottschalk. Stuttgart 2013: 57-70.

[Info] Walker, Garthine. »Sexual violence and rape in Europe, 1500-1750.« The Routledge History of Sex and the Body: 1500 to the Present. Edited by Sarah Toulalan et al. New York 2013: 429-443.

[Site] English Legislation

[Info] Block, Mary R. »‘For the Repressing of the Most Wicked and Felonious Rapes or Ravishments of Women’: Rape Law in England, 1660–1800.« Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. Edited by Anne Greenfield. London 2013: 23-33.

[Info] Greenfield, Anne, ed. Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. London 2013.

[Info] King, Rebecca F. Rape in England 1600-1800: Trials, narratives and the question of consent. Master of Arts Theses, Durham University, 1998.

[Info] Krueger, Misty. »The Rhetoric of Rape: William Blake’s Visions of the Daughters of Albion as Eighteenth-Century Rape Trial.« Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. Edited by Anne Greenfield. London 2013: 149-162.

[Info] Schwarz, Joan I. "Clarissa" and the law. Inheritance, abduction and rape. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992.

[Info] Sheley, Erin L. Criminality and the Common Law Imagination (1700-1900). Ph.D. Thesis, George Washington University, 2015.

[Site] French Legislation

[Info] Trouille, Mary. »Evolution in Rape Laws and Attitudes toward Sexual Assault in Eighteenth-Century France.« 45th ASECS Annual Meeting. Williamsburg 2014.

[Site] German Legislation

[Info] Dane, Gesa. »Zeter und Mordio«: Vergewaltigung in Literatur und Recht. Göttingen 2005.

[Info] Simpson, Patricia A. »#MeToo: Prostitution and the Syntax of Sexuality around 1800.« German #MeToo: Rape Cultures and Resistance, 1770-2020. Edited by Elisabeth Krimmer et al. Rochester 2022: 59-80.

[Site] Russian Legislation

Laws: Military Law

[Site] Spanish Legislation

[Info] Barahona, Renato. Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain: Vizcaya, 1528-1735. Toronto 2003.

[Info] Barahona Arévalo, Renato. »Seduction, Sexual Aggession and the Defense of Feminine Honor in the Basque Provinces, 16th-18th Centuries.« Vasconia No. 35 (2006): 77-101.

[Site] O c e a n i a n   L e g i s l a t i o n

[Site] Australian Legislation

[Info] Boxall, Hayley, et al. Historical review of sexual offence and child sexual abuse legislation in Australia: 1788-2013. Canberra 2014.

[Site] Hawaiian Legislation

[Info] Nelligan, Peter J. Social Change and Rape Law in Hawaii. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1983.