The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition

The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition

by C. S. Lewis
     
 

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The Allegory of Love is a landmark study of a powerful and influential medieval conception. C. S. Lewis explores the sentiment called 'courtly love' and the allegorical method within which it developed in literature and thought, from its first flowering in eleventh-century Languedoc through to its transformation and gradual demise at the end of the sixteenth century.…  See more details below

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The Allegory of Love is a landmark study of a powerful and influential medieval conception. C. S. Lewis explores the sentiment called 'courtly love' and the allegorical method within which it developed in literature and thought, from its first flowering in eleventh-century Languedoc through to its transformation and gradual demise at the end of the sixteenth century. Lewis devotes particular attention to the major poems The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene, and to poets including Chaucer, Gower and Thomas Usk.

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ISBN-13:
9780192812209
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1936
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.04(d)

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