Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: March 1, 2024 - Last updated: March 1, 2024


Editors: Elisa Groff

Title: Sexual Violence in the Female Martyrdoms of the Sixth-Century Byzantine East

Subtitle: Febronia and Mahya

In: Revisiting Rape in Antiquity: Sexualised Violence in Greek and Roman Worlds

Edited by: Susan Deacy, José M. Magalhães, and Jean Z. Menzies

Place: London

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Year: 2023

Pages: 183-199

ISBN-13: 9781350099203 (hbk.) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781350099210 (PDF) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781350099227 (EPUB) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781350099234 (Online) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Ancient History: Roman History, Byzantine History | Cases: Real Victims / Febronia of Nisibis, Mahya; Types: Rape; Representations: Religious Texts


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Author: Elisa Groff, Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin (Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine), Universität Ulm (Ulm University) -, ORCID

Abstract: »The limitations called up by the first equivalence are demonstrated in the next chapter, by Elisa Groff , titled ‘Sexual violence in female martyrdoms’, which moves discussion from ‘the Roman world’ as customarily understood to what is conventionally known today as ‘Byzantium’. The chapter moves discussion on in temporal terms, too, like the chapter by Vihervalli, to the fifth century ce . It also picks up on the threads of a discussion of ‘sexual violence’ rather than, specifically, ‘rape’ in the 1997 volume in the context both of the scholarly environment of the 1990s and in the context of conceptions of sexual violence, sexualized bodies and sexual health of the early twenty-first century« (Source: Deacy, Susan. »Introduction: 'Twenty Years Ago': Revisiting Rape in Antiquity.« Revisiting Rape in Antiquity: Sexualised Violence in Greek and Roman Worlds. Edited by Susan Deacy et al. London 2023: p. 11)

  Revisiting the female sexual and reproductive body in context (p. 183)
  How is sexual violence defined? (p. 184)
  Feminist approach to ancient sources (p. 184)
    Sixth-century female martyrdoms as narratives of sexual violence and mutilation (p. 185)
    Febronia (p. 186)
    Mahya (p. 188)
  Religious narratives of sexual violence in Late Antiquity: A résumé (p. 190)
  Conclusions (p. 190)
  Notes (p. 191)
  Bibliography (p. 196)

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