Images of Lust: Sexual Carvings on Medieval Churches

1st Edition

James Jerman, Anthony Weir

Routledge
Published May 5, 1993
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9780415151566 - CAT# RU15557

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Summary

Sexually explicit sculptures may be found on a number of medieval churches in France and Spain. This fascinating study examines the origins and purposes of these sculptures, viewing them not as magical fertility symbols, nor even as idols of ancient pre-Christian religions, but as serious works that dealt with the sexual customs and salvation of medieval folk, and thus gave support to the Church's moral teachings.

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