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22%OFFWilliam M. Reddy - The Making of Romantic Love - 9780226706276 - V9780226706276
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The Making of Romantic Love

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Description for The Making of Romantic Love Paperback. 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 of a cultural movement that managed to regulate selfish desire and render it innocent - or innocent enough. Series: Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning. Num Pages: 432 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1D; 1FK; 1FPJ; 3F; 3H; HBTB; JHBK5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 25. Weight in Grams: 612.
In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very serious condemnations of the Church and relying on a courtly culture that was already preoccupied with honor and secrecy, European poets, romance writers, and lovers devised a vision of love as something quite different from desire. Romantic love was thus born as a movement of covert resistance. In "The Making of Romantic Love", William M. Reddy illuminates the birth of a cultural movement that managed to regulate selfish desire and ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
432
Condition
New
Series
Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning
Number of Pages
456
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226706276
SKU
V9780226706276
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About William M. Reddy
William M. Reddy is the William T. Laprade Professor of History and professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of a number of historical works, including The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions.

Reviews for The Making of Romantic Love
"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. Reddy's important new book challenges our basic assumptions about eroticism, heroism, the nature of marriages, and the legacy of the Middle Ages in modern culture. Reading this impressive study will ... Read more

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