Andreas Capellanus, Scholasticism, and the Courtly Tradition

Andreas Capellanus, Scholasticism, and the Courtly Tradition

by Don Alfred Monson
     
 

This book, the first study in English devoted entirely to Andreas Capellanus's De Amore, presents a comprehensive inquiry into the influence of scholasticism on the structure and organization of the work, applying methods of medieval philosophy and intellectual history to an important problem in medieval literary studies. Eschewing polemics over authorial intentions,… See more details below

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This book, the first study in English devoted entirely to Andreas Capellanus's De Amore, presents a comprehensive inquiry into the influence of scholasticism on the structure and organization of the work, applying methods of medieval philosophy and intellectual history to an important problem in medieval literary studies. Eschewing polemics over authorial intentions, Don Monson develops an approach to the work's meaning through an examination of its form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813214191
Publisher:
Catholic University of America Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1The problem of genre : description versus prescription11
2Love and the arts : rhetoric versus dialectic42
3The intertextuality of love : authorities and models86
4The problem of irony : Andreas and the critics122
5Love and the ontological order : Andreas's scholastic definition169
6Love and the natural order : psychology and physiology198
7Love and the social order : courtly values and feudal society238
8Love and the moral order : courtly values and Christian ethics287

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