Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Start: Topical Index: Representations: Philosophical Texts: Ancient Philosophy: | Religious Texts:

Representations: Philosophical Texts / Religious Texts:

G e n e r a l   I n f o r m a t i o n

»Augustine of Hippo (/ɔːˈɡʌstɪn/ aw-GUST-in, US also /ˈɔːɡəstiːn/ AW-gə-steen; Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian and philosopher of Berber origin and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. His many important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions.« -- More information: Wikipedia

De civitate Dei contra paganos (On the City of God Against the Pagans)

I n f o r m a t i o n

»On the City of God Against the Pagans (Latin: De civitate Dei contra paganos), often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine's most important works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin.« -- More information: Wikipedia

K e y w o r d s

I. Chronological Index: Ancient History: Roman History | III. Topical Index: Cases: Mythologocical Victims: Lucretia; Types: Rape

B i b l i o g r a p h y

I. Author Index

[Info] Glendinning, Eleanor R. Guilt, Redemption and Reception: Representing Roman Female Suicide. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nottingham, 2011.

[Info] Vihervalli, Ulriika. Deviance and Disaster: Rationalising sexual morality in Western Christian discourses, AD 390 - AD 520. Ph.D. Thesis, Cardiff University, 2017.

[Info] Vihervalli, Ulriika. »Shame on whom? Changing Clerical Views on Raped Women in Late Antiquity.« Revisiting Rape in Antiquity: Sexualised Violence in Greek and Roman Worlds London 2023: 99-110.

[Info] Webb, Melanie G. »"On Lucretia who slew herself": Rape and Consolation in Augustine's De ciuitate deiAugustinian Studies 44 (2013): 37-58.

[Info] Webb, Melanie G. Rape and Its Aftermath in Augustine's City of God. Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2016.

II. Speaker Index

[Info] Barry, Jennifer.»Dismissing Sexual Violence: Augustine and the Sack of Rome.« Lecture / University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg 2018.

[Info] Collins-Elliott, Jennifer. »Violated by the Violence of the Enemy : Augustine and Pope Leo I on the Changing Bodies and Identities of Raped Virgins.«; Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Atlanta 2010.

[Info] Lusvarghi, Marcello. »The rape of a sanctimonialis: An historical overview through the texts of Augustine of Hippo.« Rape in Antiquity: 20 years on. London 2017.

[Info] Vihervalli, Ulriika. »Against bishops's will? Dynamics of wartime rape in the fifth century west.« Rape in Antiquity: 20 years on. London 2017.

[Info] Webb, Melanie. »Tamen Pudorem Incutit: Rape and the Dynamics of Shame in Augustine's City of God.« Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. San Diego 2014.