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Courtly Love in Medieval Manusripts

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Widely popular in Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the phenomenon of courtly love is said to have had its origins with the troubadours of the eleventh century. In its true sense it referred to a stylised and idealistic relationship between a knight and his lady, which was motivated by the aims of chivalry and required by convention to be unrequited, the real reward of the knight's devoted service being an educational one. Such courtly liaisons became a powerful force in shaping the literature of the day, in particular with their significant contribution to the ever-popular tales of romance and chivalry. Courtly Love in Medieval Manuscripts describes this phenomenon against a backdrop of the romantic interests and 'real life' relationships of medieval society, placing courtly love in context within the world of chivalry and illustrating some of the ways in which it played a role in the European literature of the Middle Ages.

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Illustrations drawn from medieval manuscripts provide insight into courtly love, the stylised and idealistic relationship between a chivalrous knight and his lady.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802085993
Author:
Porter, Pamela
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Design - Book
Subject:
Courtly love
Subject:
Courtly love in literature
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Subject:
Enluminure mâediâevale
Subject:
Amour courtois dans la littâerature
Subject:
Amour courtois
Subject:
Book
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
01-141
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.18x7.48x.19 in. .47 lbs.

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