Behaving Like a Man? Incest, Lesbian Desire, and Gender Play in Yde et Olive and its Adaptations Diane Watt In her recent book Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism,

@inproceedings{Brooten2012BehavingLA,
  title={Behaving Like a Man? Incest, Lesbian Desire, and Gender Play in Yde et Olive and its Adaptations Diane Watt In her recent book Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism,},
  author={Bernadette J. Brooten},
  year={2012}
}
  • Bernadette J. Brooten
  • Published 2012
In her recent book Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism, Bernadette J. Brooten explains that she uses the word “lesbian” “in its medieval sense of a woman who ‘behaves like a man’ (i.e., usurps the male cultural role) and ‘is oriented toward female companionship for sex’” (17). i There are some problems with this definition. It might be argued that the term “lesbian” was not employed widely (if at all) in the later Middle Ages. ii 

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