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The Art of Courtly Love

The Art of Courtly Love (Paperback, New edition)

By Capellanus, Andreas
Foreword by Ziolkowski, Jan M.

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    15 Jun 20

Marriage is no real excuse for not loving. & nbsp;& nbsp; That which a lover takes against the will of his beloved has no relish. & nbsp;& nbsp; When made public love rarely endures. & nbsp;& nbsp;Love can deny nothing to love. Published in the twelfth century, Andreas Capellanus...'s canonical The Art of Courtly Love had a major impact on the culture of medieval Europeans and relates centrally to Arthurian romance, troubadour lyric, and other genres. More than just a list of rules and advice, the book has been remarkably influential in modern understandings of the Middle Ages, especially of the phenomena known as courtly love. Is it a time capsule of social laws and customs that prevailed in courts? Or was it a flight of fancy that mocked such etiquette? Debates over its nature and meaning have been unending. Its style and concerns contributed long and significantly to English literature, and for centuries its attitudes and practices reflected and may even have shaped thinking and behavior about love in Western civilization. Renowned medievalist Jan M.Ziolkowski has revised the standard translation of the work from the original Latin, maintaining its lively tone and sophisticated play with character and sentiment. He has also written a foreword highlighting the work's continued relevance and updated the bibliography with new critical sources.
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ISBN 9780231136570
Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
Publisher Columbia University Press
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780231136570
Stock Release date is 15 June 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Columbia University Press
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 15 Jun 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Capellanus, Andreas
Foreword by Ziolkowski, Jan M.
Category Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 392.40902
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly