The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 Ce

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In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very serious condemnations of the Church and relying on a courtly culture that was already preoccupied with honor and secrecy, European poets, romance writers, and lovers devised a vision of love as something quite different from desire. Romantic love was thus born as a movement of covert resistance. In The Making of Romantic Love: ...

The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226706276

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The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 Ce 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226706269

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