‘Because he is so tender and pretty’: sexual deviance and heresy in eighteenth-century Aleppo

@article{Semerdjian2012BecauseHI,
  title={‘Because he is so tender and pretty’: sexual deviance and heresy in eighteenth-century Aleppo},
  author={Elyse Semerdjian},
  journal={Social Identities},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={175 - 199}
}
How did the shari‘a courts treat cases of illicit intercourse between men? This study answers that question by examining a successful conviction of a youth named Muhammad accused of sexual liaisons with men resulting in his expulsion from his neighbourhood in 1735. Placing this unique case into its socio-legal context, two readings are possible. One argues that this case represents a form of neighbourhood policing of possible male prostitution. However, policing of same-sex intimacy was rare… 
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