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The Allegory of Love

The Allegory of Love

A Study in Medieval Tradition



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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. One of the great works of literary criticism of the twentieth century, newly available after decades out of print Still essential reading for anyone interested in the ideas and ideals of courtly love Landmark volume by C. S. Lewis.
ISBN: 9781107659438
Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 728840
Dimensions: 138 x 215 mm
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 488
Release Date: 01.11.2013
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