Naturalism and the Troubadour Ethic

Naturalism and the Troubadour Ethic

by Donald K. Frank
     
 

This study examines the troubadour ethic as expressed in the Provençal lyrics and the De Amore of Andreas Capellanus. It addresses, in particular, the question of the singularity and origin of the courtly love ideals and the relation of these ideals to the twelfth-century thought of western Europe. It defines and discusses many aspects of the waxing

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This study examines the troubadour ethic as expressed in the Provençal lyrics and the De Amore of Andreas Capellanus. It addresses, in particular, the question of the singularity and origin of the courtly love ideals and the relation of these ideals to the twelfth-century thought of western Europe. It defines and discusses many aspects of the waxing Naturalism of the period-nominalism, autobiography, the new historiography, the uses of rationality, a closed system of natural explanations, etc. - , and concludes that the development of a 'unique' courtly love ethic is directly associated with and may in large part take its origin from a naturalistic influence penetrating into every avenue of twelfth century thought.

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ISBN-13:
9780820406060
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1988
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 19: General Literature, #10
Pages:
176

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