Transgressões sexuais femininas segundo os processos inquisitoriais de sodomia (1591-1639)

Translated title of the contribution: Female sexual transgressions according to the inquisitorial processes of sodomy (1591-1639)

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Abstract

A sociedade moderna portuguesa de matriz judaico-cristã fixou um modelo sexual heteronormativo somente aceitável dentro do matrimónio. O Tribunal do Santo Ofício foi uma das instituições que puniu dissidências sexuais como a sodomia. Recorremos a casos excecionais de mulheres que se desviaram do modelo normativo de feminilidade vigente na época, tendo cometido os delitos de sodomia foeminarum e sodomia heterossexual condenados pela Inquisição de Lisboa entre 1591 e 1639. Esta documentação é essencial para entender a perceção e o posicionamento inquisitoriais acerca de desvios sexuais femininos, além de configurar casos notáveis de transgressão sexual numa sociedade que reprimia práticas sexuais que não tivessem como único fim a procriação
Modern Portuguese society fixed on a Jewish-Christian matrix has established a heteronormative sexual model, which was only acceptable within marriage. The Court of the Holy Office was one of the institutions that punished sexual dissidences such as sodomy. We resort to exceptional cases of women who deviated from the normative model of femininity of that time, having committed the crimes of sodomy foeminarum and heterosexual sodomy, condemned by the Lisbon Inquisition between 1591 and 1639. This documentation is essential to understand the inquisitorial perception and positioning about female sexual deviations, in addition to configuring notable cases of sexual transgression in a society that repressed sexual practices that did not have the sole purpose of procreation.
Translated title of the contributionFemale sexual transgressions according to the inquisitorial processes of sodomy (1591-1639)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)203-224
Number of pages22
JournalBiblos
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Court of the Holy Office
  • Lisbon
  • Modernity
  • Sodomy
  • Women
  • Tribunal do Santo Ofício
  • Lisboa
  • Modernidade
  • Sodomia
  • Mulheres

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