The making of romantic love : longing and sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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The making of romantic love : longing and sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

Author: William M Reddy
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
Series: Chicago studies in practices of meaning
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. This book illuminates the birth  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Reddy
ISBN: 9780226706269 0226706265 9780226706276 0226706273
OCLC Number: 811547799
Description: x, 439 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The emergence of courtly love in Europe --
Aristocratic speech, the Gregorian reform, and the first troubadour --
Trobairitz and troubadours and the shadow religion --
Narratives of true love and twelfth-century common sense --
Points of comparison --
The Bhakti troubadour : Vaishnavism in twelfth-century Bengal and Orissa --
Elegance and compassion in Heian Japan
Series Title: Chicago studies in practices of meaning
Responsibility: William M. Reddy

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"Let the debates begin! Drawing on an astonishing panoply of sources, from European courtly and troubadour literature to Heian Japanese poetry, from canon law to Puri temple dancing, William M. Read more...

 
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