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The art of love : amatory fiction from Ovid to the Romance of the rose

Author: Peter L Allen
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two major French medieval literary works that claim to teach their readers the art of love are virtually torn apart by the contradictions and conflicts they contain. In Andreas Capellanus's late twelfth-century Latin De amore, the author instructs his friend Walter in the amatory art in the first two books, but then harshly repudiates his own teachings and love itself in a third and final book. In Jean de Meun's  Read more...
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Allen, Peter L., 1957-
Art of love.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)644039794
Named Person: Ovid; Jean, de Meun; Guillaume, de Lorris; Andreas, Capellanus; Jean, de Meun; Publius Ovidius Naso; Andreas (Capellanus).; Jean (de Meung).; Guillaume (de Lorris).; Andreas, Capellanus.; Guillaume, de Lorris; Jean, de Meun; Ovid
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Allen
ISBN: 0812231880 9780812231885
OCLC Number: 26054322
Description: 178 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The illusion of love, the love of illusion: the Ars amatoria and Remedia amoris --
From Rome to France: under the sign of Ovid --
The diligent reader and the twofold text: Andreas Capellanus and the rhetoric of love --
Through the looking glass: Jean de Meun's Mirror for lovers --
Appendix. Medieval reception and transmission of Ovid's amatory works: an overview.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Peter L. Allen.

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Allen argues that two major but problematic French medieval literary works (Andreas Capellamus's late 12th-century Latin De Amore and Jean de Meun's encyclopedic continuation of the Romance of the  Read more...

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