This book compares shifting formulations of gender, interfaith, and ethnic relations across continents from antiquity to the Nineteenth century. Contributors address three areas: depictions of homosexual and transgendered behaviours, conceptualizations of femininity and masculinity, and the marriageability of ethnic and religious mirities.
BRIAN BRITT is Associate Professor and Director of Religious Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA. He is the author of Walter Benjamin and the Bible and Rewriting Moses. ALEXANDRA CUFFEL is Assistant Professor of History at Macalester College, USA. She is the author of Filthy Words/Filthy Bodies.