BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GAY AND LESBIAN HISTORY Compiled by Rictor Norton
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Updated 4 July 2008

Dutch History

Agnos, Peter (ed.)
The Queer Dutchman: True Account of Sailor Castaway on a Desert Island for "Unnatural Acts" and Left to Gods' Mercy. New York: Green Eagle Press, 1978.
Boon, L. J.
"Those damned sodomites: Public images of sodomy in the eighteenth century Netherlands", in K. Gerard and G. Hekma, The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe. New York: Haworth Press, 1989, pp. 237-48.
Hekma, Gert
"Homosexual Behavior in the Nineteenth Century Dutch Army", Journal of the History of Sexuality, 2 (2) (1991).
Huussen, Arend H.
"Prosecution of sodomy in eighteenth century Frisia, Netherlands", Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 16, nos. 1 and 2 (1988).
Huussen Jr., Arend H.
"Sodomy in the Dutch Republic during the eighteenth century", in Duberman et al., Hidden from History (1989), 141-9.
Lombardi-Nash, Michael (ed. and trans.)
Emanuel Valk (1697-1732). The Trial of a Gay Preacher in Eighteenth-Century Holland. A Dossier. Jacksonville: Urania Manuscripts.
Meer, Theo van der
"The persecutions of sodomites in eighteenth- century Amsterdam: Changing perceptions of sodomy", in K. Gerard and G. Hekma, The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe. New York: Haworth Press, 1989, pp. 263-307.
Meer, Theo van der
Sodoms zaad in Nederland: Het ontstaan van homoseksualiteit in de vroegmoderne tijd. Nijmegen: SUN, 1995.
Meer, Theo van der
"Sodomís Seed in the Netherlands: The Emergence of Homosexuality in the Early Modern Period", Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 34, no. 1 (1997), pp. 1-16.
Meer, Theo van der
"Sodomy and the Pursuit of a Third Sex in the Early Modern Period", in Gilbert Herdt (ed.), Third Sex, Third Gender. New York: Zone Books, 1994, pp. 137-212, 528-41.
Meer, Theo van der
"Tribades on trial: Female same-sex offenders in late eighteenth-century Amsterdam", Journal of the History of Sexuality, 1, 3 (1991): 424-45.
Noordam, D.J.
"Homosocial relations in Leiden (1533-1811)", in Among Men, Among Women: Sociological and Historcial Recognition of Homosocial Arrangements, Gay Studies and Women's Studies Conference, University of Amsterdam, 22-26 June 1983, collected papers, Amsterdam: Sociological Institute, University of Amsterdam, 1983, pp. 218-23.
Noordam, D.J.
Riskante relaties: vijf eeuwen homoseksualiteit in Nederland, 1233-1733. Hilversum: Verloren, 1995.
Noordam, Dirk Jaap
"Sodomy in the Dutch Republic, 1600-1725", in K. Gerard and G. Hekma, The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe. New York: Haworth Press, 1989, pp. 207-28.
Oosterhof, Jan
"Sodomy at sea and at the Cape of Good Hope during the eighteenth century", Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 16, nos. 1 and 2 (1988).
Ritsema, Alex
A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725 (2006). On 5 May 1725 a Dutch shipís officer, Leendert Hasenbosch, was set ashore on the desert island of Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean, as a punishment for sodomy. He tried to survive on turtles and birds but found very little water on the barren island. He wrote a diary, until his death about six months later. In January 1726 British mariners found his tent, diary and other things and brought the diary to England. In 1728 a first English version of the diary of the Dutch castaway was published. In 1730 another English edition appeared, dramatised and embellished with many homophobic passages. In 1978 Peter Agnos (a pseudonym) published The Queer Dutchman, which used the unauthentic 1730 version and then faked many alleged documents and details about the story. The full true story, with complete text of the first authentic English translation of the journal, and detailed study of the documents, plus information about other 18th-century Dutchmen banished to desert islands for sodomy, has now been told in Alex Ritsema's A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725. The 148-page book is self-published but of high quality, inexpensive, well illustrated, and immensely interesting.
Roemer, L. S. A. M. von.
Uranism in the Netherlands till the nineteenth century with special emphasis on the numerous persecutions of Uranians in 1730: an historic and bibliographic study, trans. Michael A. Lombardi, Los Angeles: Urania Manuscripts, 1978.

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