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Spain and Portugal

Portuguese History

Johnson, Harold, ed.
Pelo Vaso Traseiro: Sodomy and Sodomites in Luso-Brazilian History edited by Harold Johnson (Fenestra Books, 2007). Collection of thirteen articles on the history of homosexuality in the Portuguese-speaking world. Includes an article by Harold Johnson "outing" Prince Henry the Navigator as a closet gay, and several articles by Luis Mott.
Mott, Luiz
"Justitia et Misericordia: A Inauizicao portuguesa e a repressao ao nefando pecado de sodomia", in A. Novinsky and M. L. Tucci Carneiro, Inauisicao: Ensaios sobre mentalidade, heresias e arte, Sao Paulo: Edusp, 1992, pp. 703-38.
Mott, Luiz and Assuncao, Aroldo
"Love's labors lost: Five letters from a seventeenth-century Portuguese sodomite", in Gerard and Hekma, The Pursuit of Sodomy (1989), 91-101.
Mott, Luiz
"Portuguese pleasures: The gay subculture in Portugal at the time of the Inquisition", Papers from the International Scientific Conference on Gay and Lesbian Studies: "Homosexuality: Which Homosexuality?" History: Vol. 1. Amsterdam: Free University, December 15-18, 1987. Pp. 85-96.

Spanish History

Bejel, Emilio
Gay Cuban Nation. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Bergman, Emilie L. and Smith, Paul Julian (eds)
Entiendes!. Duke University Press, 1996. Essays on homosexuality in Spain, including history, and essays on Cervantes, Borges, Lorca, Mistral, Cherrie Moraga, and Rosa Montero.
Burshatin, Israel
"Interrogating Hermaphroditism in Sixteenth-Century Spain", in Sylvia Molloy and Robert McKee Irwin (eds), Hispanisms and Homosexualities, Duke University Press, 1998.
Blackmore, Josiah and Hutcheson, Gregory S. (eds)
Queer Iberia: Sexualities, Cultures, and Crossings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Duke University Press, 1999.
Carrasco, Rafael
Inauisicion y represion sexual en Valencia: historia de los sodomitas (1565-1785), Barcelona: Laertes, 1985.
Carvajal, Fedeerico Garcia
Butterflies Will Burn: Prosecuting Sodomites in Early Modern Spain and Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2003)
Eisenberg, Daniel
Articles on Spain, Granada, (Sephardic) Jews, Juan II, Enrique IV, Antonio Pérez in Encyclopedia of Homosexuality ed. W. R. Dynes, 1990. Many of Eisenberg's articles on homosexuality in Spain are available at his website, notably "La escondida senda": Homosexuality in Spanish History and Culture PDF file
Lane, Erskine, trans.
In Praise of Boys: Moorish Poems from al-Andalus. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1975.
Lea, Henry C.
A History of the Inquisition in Spain, 4 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1922. (Chap. 16: "Unnatural Crime", vol. 4, pp. 361-77.)
Manrique, Jaime
Eminent Maricones About famous Hispanic gay men such as Manuel Puig, Reinaldo Arenas and Federico Garcia Lorca. Full text of Chapter One, and extract about Reinaldo Arenas.
Mirabet I Mullol, Antoni
Homosexualidad Hoy. Barcelona: Editorial Herder, 1985.
Perry, Mary Elizabeth
Crime and Society in Early Modern Seville. Hanover, NH: University Presses of New England, 1980. (Including 300 sodomites burned at the stake, and a 17th-cent. female cross-dresser, Catalina de Erauso.
Perry, Mary Elizabeth
"The manly woman", American Behavioral Scientist, 31(1) (September-October 1987).
Perry, Mary Elizabeth
"The 'nefarious sin' in early modern Seville", in Kent Gerard and Gert Hekma (eds), The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe, New York: Harrington Park Press, 1989, pp. 67-90.
Rafael Carrasco, Rafael
Inquisición y represión sexual en Valencia: historia de los sodomitas, 1565-1785. 1986.
Roth, Norman
"`Deal gently with the young man': love of boys in medieval Hebrew poetry of Spain", Speculum, 57 (1982), 20-51.
Sahuquillo, Angel
Federico Garcia Lorca y la cultura de la homosexualidad: Lorca, Dali, Cernuda, Gil-Albert, Prados y la voz silenciada del amor homosexual. Stockholm: Romanska Institutionen, Stockholms universitet, 1986. Revised edition published in 1991 by Instituto de Cultura Juan Gil-Albert, Alicante

See also:

Dutch History
German History
French History
Europe: Other
Medieval History
Renaissance History
Early Modern History

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