Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature
By (author) Albrecht Classen
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Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature by Albrecht Classen
Book DescriptionAlthough courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant problem, and marriage was often characterized by brutality. Albrecht Classen brings together an outstanding group of historical, cultural, and literary scholars in this volume to investigate the complicated, nuanced, and often surprising unions of love and violence in courtly medieval literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415971010
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages, Paperback (May 2014)
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Poems of Oswald Von Wolkenstein, Hardback (January 2009)
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Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature, Paperback (September 2004)View all books by Albrecht Classen
Although courtly literature is often associated with chivalry and the idyllic life, the essays in this volume show that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature had a dark side marked by the problems of rejection, mistrust, rape, and domestic violence.
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Author Biography - Albrecht Classen
Albrecht Classen is Professor of German at the University of Arizona. He is editor of The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages and Meeting the Foreign in the Middle Ages, both published by Routledge.
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