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The Art of Courtly Love : Records of Civilization: Sources & Studies - Andreas Capellanus

The Art of Courtly Love

Records of Civilization: Sources & Studies

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After becoming popularized by the troubadours of southern France in the twelfth century, the social system of 'courtly love' soon spread. Evidence of the influence of courtly love in the culture and literature of most of western Europe spans centuries. This unabridged edition of codifies life at Queen Eleanor's court at Poitiers between 1170 and 1174 into 'one of those capital works which reflect the thought of a great epoch, which explain the secret of a civilization.' This translation of a work that may be viewed as didactic, mocking, or merely descriptive, preserves the attitudes and practices that were the foundation of a long and significant tradition in English literature.

Editor's Introduction
Author's Preface
Introduction to the Treatise on Love
What Love Is
Between What Persons Love May Exist
Where Love Gets Its Name
What the Effect of Love Is
What Persons Are Fit for Love
In What Manner Love May Be Acquired and in How Many Ways
The Love of the Clergy
The Love of Nuns
Love Got With Money
The Easy Attainment of One's Object
The Love of Peasants
The Love of Prostitutes
How Love May Be Retained
How Love, When It Has Been Acquired, May Be Kept
How a Love, Once Consummated, May Be Increased
In What Ways Love May Be Decreased
How Love May Come to an End
Indications That One's Love Is Returned
If One of the Lovers Is Unfaithful to the Other
Various Decisions in Love Cases
The Rules of Love
The Rejection of Love
Bibliography
Genealogical Table
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ISBN: 9780231073059
ISBN-10: 0231073054
Series: Records of Civilization: Sources & Studies
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 16th May 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.73 x 13.59  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.26