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The Resource Courtly love, the love of courtliness, and the history of sexuality, James A. Schultz

Courtly love, the love of courtliness, and the history of sexuality, James A. Schultz

Label
Courtly love, the love of courtliness, and the history of sexuality
Title
Courtly love, the love of courtliness, and the history of sexuality
Statement of responsibility
James A. Schultz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the great achievements of the Middle Ages, Europe's courtly culture gave the world the tournament, the festival, the knighting ceremony, and also courtly love. But courtly love has strangely been ignored by historians of sexuality. With Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality, James Schultz corrects this oversight with careful analysis of key courtly texts of the medieval German literary tradition. Courtly love, Schultz finds, was provoked not by the biological and intrinsic factors that play such a large role in our contemporary thinking about sexuality--sex difference or desire--but by extrinsic signs of class: bodies that were visibly noble and behaviors that represented exemplary courtliness. Individuals became "subjects" of courtly love only to the extent that their love took the shape of certain courtly roles such as singer, lady, or knight. They hoped not only for physical union but also for the social distinction that comes from realizing these roles to perfection. To an extraordinary extent, courtly love represented the love of courtliness--the eroticization of noble status and the courtly culture that celebrated noble power and refinement."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schultz, James A.
Dewey number
809/.9335430902
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.C6
LC item number
S38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Courtly love in literature
  • Sex in literature
Label
Courtly love, the love of courtliness, and the history of sexuality, James A. Schultz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Courtly sexuality and the history of love -- Causa materialis : what sort of bodies are involved? -- Parzival's penis : a brief history -- The sexual identity of courtly lovers -- The aphrodisiac body on display -- Causa efficiens : what gets them going? -- The danger of heterosexuality -- Love without desire -- Aristophilia -- Causa formalis : how do they manage it? -- Single singers : suffering alone in public -- Chivalric couples : knights, ladies, and marriage -- Secret lovers : Tristan, Isold, and the watchman at dawn -- Causa finalis : what do they get out of it? -- Four degrees of intimacy -- Taking courtly love at its word -- Masculine anxiety and the consolations of fiction
Control code
62281801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780226740898
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005031697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226740898
Label
Courtly love, the love of courtliness, and the history of sexuality, James A. Schultz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Courtly sexuality and the history of love -- Causa materialis : what sort of bodies are involved? -- Parzival's penis : a brief history -- The sexual identity of courtly lovers -- The aphrodisiac body on display -- Causa efficiens : what gets them going? -- The danger of heterosexuality -- Love without desire -- Aristophilia -- Causa formalis : how do they manage it? -- Single singers : suffering alone in public -- Chivalric couples : knights, ladies, and marriage -- Secret lovers : Tristan, Isold, and the watchman at dawn -- Causa finalis : what do they get out of it? -- Four degrees of intimacy -- Taking courtly love at its word -- Masculine anxiety and the consolations of fiction
Control code
62281801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780226740898
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005031697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226740898

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