Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages
Edited by Conor McCarthy
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Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages by Conor McCarthy
Book DescriptionIncluding many texts available for the first time in modern English translation, Conor McCarthy brings together a wide array of writings as well as informative introductions and explanations, to give a vivid impression of how love, sex and marriage were dealt with as central issues of medieval life. With extracts from literary and theological works, medical and legal writings, conduct books, chronicles and love letters, the writings range from well known texts such as the Letters of Abelard and Heloise, Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales to less familiar sources such as church legislation or court case proceedings. An indispensable sourcebook for all students and teachers of medieval history, literature and culture, Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages contains a wide breadth of material showing the diverse and sometimes disparate approaches to love, sex and marriage in medieval culture, brilliantly illustrating contemporary attitudes and ideologies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415307468
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The emotional state of love, the physical act of sex and the social institution of marriage were central issues of medieval life. This text brings together an array of writings as well as informative explanations, to give a vivid impression of how love, sex and marriage were discussed at the time.
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Author Biography - Conor McCarthy
Conor McCarthy has published numerous articles on the history and literature of the Middle Ages, and has taught at universities in Ireland and England.
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