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Courtly Love in Medieval Manuscripts
Widely popular in Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the phenomenon of courtly love is said to have had its origins with the troubadours of the 11th century. In its true sense it referred to a stylised and idealistic relationship between a knight and his lady, which was motivated by the aims of chivalry and required by convention to be unrequited, the real reward of the ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published November 22nd 2003 by University of Toronto Press
(first published January 1st 2003)
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This is part of the series of booklets from University of Toronto Press surveying various visual themes in medieval art. While I have a general use for thematic collections of medieval art, I was also specifically interested in the iconography of how PDAs were represented (so that when my medieval fictional characters make out, they can do it in authentic ways).
Pamela Porter is a curator of German and Scandinavian manuscripts at The British Library.More about Pamela Porter...