Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature: A Casebook (Garland Medieval Casebooks) by Albrecht Classen

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Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature: A Casebook (Garland Medieval Casebooks) by Albrecht Classen

English | July 19, 2004 | ISBN: 0415971012 | 340 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

Although 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.

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