Ennobling Love

Ennobling Love
In Search of a Lost Sensibility

by C. Stephen Jaeger

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2010-08-03
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0812200624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Richard, Duke of Aquitaine, son of the King of England, remained with Philip, the King of France, who so honored him for so long that they ate every day at the same table and from the same dish, and at night their beds did not separate them. And the King of France loved him as his own soul; and they loved each other so much that the King of England was absolutely astonished at the vehement love between them and marveled at what it could mean." Public avowals of love between men were common from antiquity through the Middle Ages. What do these expressions leave to interpretation? An extraordinary amount, as Stephen Jaeger demonstrates. Unlike current efforts to read medieval culture through modern mores, Stephen Jaeger contends that love and sex in the Middle Ages relate to each other very differently than in the postmedieval period. Love was not only a mode of feeling and desiring, or an exclusively private sentiment, but a way of behaving and a social ideal. It was a form of aristocratic self-representation, its social function to show forth virtue in lovers, to raise their inner worth, to increase their honor and enhance their reputation. To judge from the number of royal love relationships documented, it seems normal, rather than exceptional, that a king loved his favorites, and the courtiers and advisors, clerical and lay, loved their superiors and each other. Jaeger makes an elaborate, accessible, and certain to be controversial, case for the centrality of friendship and love as aristocratic lay, clerical, and monastic ideals. Ennobling Love is a magisterial work, a book that charts the social constructions of passion and sexuality in our own times, no less than in the Middle Ages.

Love, Poetry, and Immortality

Love, Poetry, and Immortality
Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

by William Gerber

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9789042003484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores and illustrates the individuating characteristics - and the interrelationships - of love, poetry, and literary immortality (such immortality, that is, as writers may win, in the sense of being long remembered and appreciated by future readers). From the book's numerous quotations of glittering literary passages, it is evident that love is often expressed in poetry, and that many authors (especially those writing about love) have expressed the winsome hope that their works would be greatly cherished by later generations. Part One of the book illustrates by passages of matchless poetry the joys and perils of love and other outstanding features of love. Part Two outlines the history of expressions by writers in many cultures of their confidence or hope that their works will make them immortal.

To One Shut in From One Shut Out: Anchoritic Rules in England From The Eleventh To The Fourteenth Century

To One Shut in From One Shut Out: Anchoritic Rules in England From The Eleventh To The Fourteenth Century
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by Seda Erkoç Yeni

  • Publisher : Sentez Yayıncılık
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 6257906474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study analyses anchoritic guides written in England from eleventh to fourteenth centuries to observe the changes in the attitudes of the authors towards their primary audiences and by this way concerns itself with the life in the anchorhold and the possible changes in the meaning and basic elements of the solitary religious pursuit for both the authors and the primary audience of the anchoritic rules. After a close analysis of the Images, motifs and some highly Important themes of the texts such as enclosure and virginity, the present study points out certain shifts in the discourses of the authors and comments on the possible reasons for these changes. The author in the end reaches the conclusion that the regulations for the life of an anchoress were shaped around the general tendencies and contemplative trends of the period, as well as the personal inclinations of the advisors.

Enabling and Ennobling Love

Enabling and Ennobling Love
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by Antony Kolencherry

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19??
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Making Love in the Twelfth Century

Making Love in the Twelfth Century
"Letters of Two Lovers" in Context

by Barbara Newman

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2016-06-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0812248090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can the Letters of Two Lovers be the previously lost love letters of Abelard and Heloise? Making Love in the Twelfth Century presents a new literary translation of the collection, along with a full commentary and two extended essays that parse its literary and intellectual contexts and chart the course of the doomed affair.

The history of emotions

The history of emotions
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by Rob Boddice

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2017-12-28
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1526126001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book introduces students and professional historians to the main areas of concern in the history of emotions. It discusses how the emotions intersect with other lines of historical research relating to power, practice, society and morality. Addressing criticism from within and without the discipline of history, the book offers a rigorous defence of this new approach, demonstrating its potential centrality to historiographical practice, as well as the importance of this kind of historical work for our general understanding of the human brain and the meaning of human experience.

The Haskins Society Journal 23

The Haskins Society Journal 23
2011. Studies in Medieval History

by William North

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release : 2014-04-17
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1843838893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most up-to-date research in the period from the Anglo-Saxons to Angevins.

Law as Profession and Practice in Medieval Europe

Law as Profession and Practice in Medieval Europe
Essays in Honor of James A. Brundage

by Kenneth Pennington,Melodie Harris Eichbauer

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN : 1409425754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume brings together a set of papers by international scholars, distinguished in their own right, in honor of James Brundage. Each contribution corresponds to an important focus of Brundage's own work. The connection between the development of medieval legal thought and constitutional ideas is the theme that marks the first section, while the second centres on the growth of the legal profession. The following papers explore the intersection of law and marriage and finally the influence of legal thinking on the crusading movement.

Christina of Markyate

Christina of Markyate
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by Samuel Fanous,Henrietta Leyser

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-09-16
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 113439392X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser present a vivid interdisciplinary study devoted to the life, work and extant vita of Christina of Markyate, which draws on research from a wide range of disciplines. This fascinating and comprehensive collection surveys the life of an extraordinary medieval woman. Christina of Markyate made a vow of chastity at an early age, against the wishes of her parents who intended her to marry. When forced into wedlock, she fled in disguise and went into hiding, receiving refuge in a network of hermitages. Christina became a religious recluse and eventually founded a priory of nuns attached to St. Albans. Beautifully illustrated, this book provides students who regularly encounter Christina with a research compendium from which to begin their studies, and introduces Christina to a wider audience.

Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance

Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance
Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern England

by John S. Garrison

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-10
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1134676573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this volume, the author offers a substantial reconsideration of same-sex relations in the early modern period, and argues that early modern writers – rather than simply celebrating a classical friendship model based in dyadic exclusivity and a rejection of self-interest – sought to innovate on classical models for idealized friendship. This book redirects scholarly conversations regarding gender, sexuality, classical receptions, and the economic aspects of social relations in the early modern period. It points to new directions in the application of queer theory to Renaissance literature by examining group friendship as a celebrated social formation in the work of early modern writers from Shakespeare to Milton. This volume will be of interest to scholars of the early modern period in England, as well as to those interested in the intersections between literature and gender studies, economic history and the economic aspects of social relations, the classics and the classical tradition, and the history of sexuality.

Affections of the Mind

Affections of the Mind
The Politics of Sacramental Marriage in Late Medieval English Literature

by Emma Lipton

  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release : 2011-08-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0268085897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Affections of the Mind argues that a politicized negotiation of issues of authority in the institution of marriage can be found in late medieval England, where an emergent middle class of society used a sacramental model of marriage to exploit contradictions within medieval theology and social hierarchy. Emma Lipton traces the unprecedented popularity of marriage as a literary topic and the tensions between different models of marriage in the literature of the later fourteenth and fifteenth centuries by analyzing such texts as Chaucer's Franklin's Tale, The Book of Margery Kempe, and the N-Town plays. Affections of the Mind focuses on marriage as a fluid and contested category rather than one with a fixed meaning, and argues that the late medieval literature of sacramental marriage subverted aristocratic and clerical traditions of love and marriage in order to promote the values of the lay middle strata of society. This book will be of value to a broad range of scholars in medieval studies.

Medieval Chivalry

Medieval Chivalry
A Book

by Richard W. Kaeuper

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-19
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1316538796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Emerging in the medieval period, chivalry embodied ideals that elite warriors cherished and practices that formed their profession. In this major new overview, Richard Kaeuper examines how chivalry made sense of violence and war, making it tolerable for elite fighters rather than non-knightly or sub-knightly populations. He discusses how chivalry buttressed status and profession, shaped active piety, and fostered intense warrior attachments and heterosexual relationships. Though showing regional and chronological variations, chivalry at its core enshrined the practice of prowess in securing honor, with this process significantly blessed by religion. Both kingship and church authority sought to direct the great force of chivalry and, despite tensions, finally came to terms with rising knightly status and a burgeoning military role. Kaeuper engages with a wide range of evidence in his analysis, drawing on the chivalric literature, manuscript illumination, and sermon exempla and moral tales.

Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verse

Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verse
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by Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2014-09-03
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1624661955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fast-moving Modern English version of Chaucer's greatest tragic romance highlights the poem's rapid shifts in register and diction as well as its subtle and elusive characterizations, while preserving the enchanting rhyme-royal stanza of the Middle English original. Christine Chism's Introduction illuminates the work's historical context, poetic devices, first audiences, sources, and non-traditional re-conception of a traditional female protagonist "whose faults," as Criseyde says, "are rolled on every tongue."

The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love
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by Irving Singer

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 9780262265225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An examination of ideas and ideals of medieval courtly love and the transition into later Romantic love, analyzing the work of Dante, Shakespeare, and Schopenhauer, among many others.

Shakespeare, Catholicism, and the Middle Ages

Shakespeare, Catholicism, and the Middle Ages
Maimed Rights

by Alfred Thomas

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-06-18
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 3319902180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whereas traditional scholarship assumed that William Shakespeare used the medieval past as a negative foil to legitimate the present, Shakespeare, Catholicism, and the Middle Ages offers a revisionist perspective, arguing that the playwright valorizes the Middle Ages in order to critique the oppressive nature of the Tudor-Stuart state. In examining Shakespeare’s Richard II, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and The Winter’s Tale, the text explores how Shakespeare repossessed the medieval past to articulate political and religious dissent. By comparing these and other plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries with their medieval analogues, Alfred Thomas argues that Shakespeare was an ecumenical writer concerned with promoting tolerance in a highly intolerant and partisan age.

Casca Llanna (good News) Love, Woman, Marriage: the Grand Secret!

Casca Llanna (good News) Love, Woman, Marriage: the Grand Secret!
A Book for the Heartful

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Casca Llanna. (Good News.) Love, Woman, Marriage: the grand secret! A book for the heartful. Fourth edition. [By Casca Llanna.]

Casca Llanna. (Good News.) Love, Woman, Marriage: the grand secret! A book for the heartful. Fourth edition. [By Casca Llanna.]
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by Casca LLANNA (pseud.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Companion to Celestina

A Companion to Celestina
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2017-07-06
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9004349324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In A Companion to Celestina , Enrique Fernandez brings together twenty-three hitherto unpublished contributions on the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea , popularly known as Celestina (c. 1499) written by leading experts who summarize, evaluate and expand on previous studies. The resulting chapters offer the non-specialist an overview of Celestina studies. Those who already know the field will find state of the art studies filled with new insights that elaborate on or depart from the well-established currents of criticism. Celestina's creation and sources, the parody of religious and erudite traditions, the treatment of magic, prostitution, the celestinesca and picaresque genre, the translations into other languages as well as the adaptations into the visual arts (engravings, paintings, films) are some of the topics included in this companion. Contributors are: Beatriz de Alba-Koch, Raúl Álvarez Moreno, Consolación Baranda, Ted L. Bergman, Patrizia Botta, José Luis Canet, Fernando Cantalapiedra, Ricardo Castells, Ivy Corfis, Manuel da Costa Fontes, Enrique Fernandez, José Luis Gastañaga Ponce de León, Ryan D. Giles, Yolanda Iglesias, Gustavo Illades Aguiar, Kathleen V. Kish, Bienvenido Morros Mestres, Devid Paolini, Antonio Pérez Romero, Amaranta Saguar García, Connie Scarborough, Joseph T. Snow, and Enriqueta Zafra.

Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West

Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West
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by Beerte C. Verstraete,Vernon L. Provencal

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN : 1317953371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New and surprising insights into homoeroticism of times past In ancient times, the Greek god Eros personified both heterosexual and homosexual attractions. Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West explores the homosexual side of the vanished civilizations of Greece and Rome, and the resulting influence on the Classical tradition of the West. Respected scholars clearly present evidence that shows the extensive nature of homoeroticism and homosexuality in the Classical world. Iconography such as vase decoration and carved gemstones is presented in photographs, and the text includes an examination of a wide selection of literature of the times with an eye to opening new vistas for future study. Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West lays to rest the myths generally accepted as truth about Greco-Roman views on homosexuality and brings fresh insights to philological and historical scholarship. This book provides nuanced, humanistic discussions on the common phenomena of same-sex desire. Topics include Greek pederasty and its origins, the Greek female homoeroticism of Sappho, homosexuality in Greek and Roman art and literature, and the emergence of the gay liberation movement with the influence of discussions of Greek and Roman homosexuality in the twentieth century. The text is extensively referenced and includes helpful notation. Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West provides a comprehensive table of abbreviations, subject index, and index of names and terms. It discusses in detail: the integral role athletic nudity played in athlete-trainer pederasty the central role of pederasty in Greek history, politics, art, literature, and learning tracing the history of the Ganymede myth how the athletic culture of Sparta contributed to the spread of pederasty in Greece homosexuality in Boeotia in contrast to the rest of Greece the homoeroticism of Sappho dispelling generally accepted myths prevalent about Roman sexuality Roman visual representations of homosexuality as evidence of prevailing attitudes homoerotic connotations in literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance the effect of German classical philology on gay scholarship English Romantic poets and the importance of male love in their lives the Uranians’ use of allusions and themes from ancient Greece the building of intellectual community through gay print culture—through the use of Greece and Rome as models and more Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical Tradition of the West is essential reading for Classicists, specialists in gender/sexuality studies, humanists interested in the classical tradition in Western culture, psychologists, and other social scientists in human sexuality.

The Ennobling Power of Love in the Medieval German Lyric

The Ennobling Power of Love in the Medieval German Lyric
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by Stephen J. Kaplowitt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every handbook of medieval German literature has stressed the importance of love's ennobling power as a motif in the Minnesang, yet prior to this volume no study had attempted to assess its significance on the basis of its actual occurrence. In this volume Stephen Kaplowitt scrutinizes the entire lyric production of Minnesanger from Der von Kurenberg to Walther von der Vogelweide, identifying and analyzing every example of the motif. He concludes that, although the motif is widespread, its significance has been considerably exaggerated.