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The Resource Ennobling Love : In Search of a Lost Sensibility

Ennobling Love : In Search of a Lost Sensibility

Label
Ennobling Love : In Search of a Lost Sensibility
Title
Ennobling Love
Title remainder
In Search of a Lost Sensibility
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard, Duke of Aquitaine, son of the King of England, remained with Philip, the King of France, who so honored him for so long that they ate every day at the same table and from the same dish, and at night their beds did not separate them. And the King of France loved him as his own soul; and they loved each other so much that the King of England was absolutely astonished at the vehement love between them and marveled at what it could mean."<br /><br />Public avowals of love between men were common from antiquity through the Middle Ages. What do these expressions leave to interpretation? An extraordinary amount, as Stephen Jaeger demonstrates.<br /><br />Unlike current efforts to read medieval culture through modern mores, Stephen Jaeger contends that love and sex in the Middle Ages relate to each other very differently than in the postmedieval period. Love was not only a mode of feeling and desiring, or an exclusively private sentiment, but a way of behaving and a social ideal. It was a form of aristocratic self-representation, its social function to show forth virtue in lovers, to raise their inner worth, to increase their honor and enhance their reputation. To judge from the number of royal love relationships documented, it seems normal, rather than exceptional, that a king loved his favorites, and the courtiers and advisors, clerical and lay, loved their superiors and each other.<br /><br />Jaeger makes an elaborate, accessible, and certain to be controversial, case for the centrality of friendship and love as aristocratic lay, clerical, and monastic ideals. Ennobling Love is a magisterial work, a book that charts the social constructions of passion and sexuality in our own times, no less than in the Middle Ages
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
306.70902
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN682
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Love in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Nobility of character
  • Nobility of character in literature
  • Love
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Love
  • Love in literature
  • Nobility of character
  • Nobility of character in literature
Label
Ennobling Love : In Search of a Lost Sensibility
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Charismatic love and friendship -- pt. 2. Sublime love -- pt. 3. Unsolvable problems -- romantic solutions : the romantic dilemma
Control code
748533324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283211093
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748533324
Label
Ennobling Love : In Search of a Lost Sensibility
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Charismatic love and friendship -- pt. 2. Sublime love -- pt. 3. Unsolvable problems -- romantic solutions : the romantic dilemma
Control code
748533324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283211093
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748533324

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