Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality

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One of the great achievements of the Middle Ages, Europe's courtly culture gave the world the tournament, the festival, the knighting ceremony, and also courtly love. But courtly love has strangely been ignored by historians of sexuality. With Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality, James Schultz corrects this oversight with careful analysis of key courtly texts of the medieval German literary tradition. Courtly love, Schultz finds, was provoked not by the biological and intrinsic factors ...

Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226740898

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