The Allegory of Love (Book published November 18, 2013)


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Author  C. S. Lewis
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   November 18, 2013
ISBN  1107659434
Pages  488

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The Allegory of Love is a landmark study of a powerful and influential medieval conception. C. S. Lewis explores the sentiment called 'courtly love' and the allegorical method within which it developed in literature and thought, from its first flowering in eleventh-century Languedoc through to its transformation and gradual demise at the end of the sixteenth century. Lewis devotes particular attention to the major poems The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene, and to poets including Chaucer, Gower and Thomas Usk.

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