Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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Start: Topical Index: Types: Rape:

Types: Rape:

[Site] A f r i c a n   H i s t o r y

[Site] Malian History

Representations: Literary Texts: Epic of Sundiata

[Site] A s i a n   H i s t o r y

[Site] Japanese History

[Site] E u r o p e a n   H i s t o r y

Representations: Religous Texts: Jacobus de Voragine

[Site] General

[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.

[Site] Dutch History

Representations: Literary Texts: Seven Wise Masters

[Site] English History

[Info] Edwards, Suzanne M. The Afterlives of Rape in Medieval English Literature. New York 2016.

[Info] Gourlay, Kristi. »Roses and Thorns: The Prosecution of Rape in the Middle Ages.« Medieval Life No. 5 (1996): 29-31.

[Info] Harris, Carissa. »Women have been drugged and raped by men for centuries: This medieval woman fought back — and won. A lesson for the Cosby trial?« Vox (June 11, 2017).

[Info] Harris, Carissa. »Compensating Rape Victims Isn’t a “Con.” It Dates Back to at Least Medieval Courts.« Slate (September 26, 2018).

[Info] Harris, Carissa. »800 years of rape culture.« Aeon (May 24, 2021).

[Info] Wingard, Timothy S. Representations of animality and sexuality in late medieval thought and culture. Ph.D. Thesis, University of York, 2020.

[Site] French History

Representations: Literary Texts: Le Roman de Renart

[Info] Baldwin, John W. The Language of Sex: Five Voices from Northern France around 1200. Chicago 1994.

[Site] German History

Prosecution: Legislation: Sachsenspiegel; Cases: Fictional Offenders: Gramoflanz, Gunther, Siegfried, Urjan; Fictional Victims: Brunhild, Orgeluse; Representations: Literary Texts: Nibelungenlied, Sibote von Erfurt, Wolfram von Eschenbach

[Site] Italian History

[Info] Lansing, Carol. »The Politics of Rape in Medieval Bologna.« 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo 2013.