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Allegory of Love A Study in Medieval Tradition

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ISBN-10: 1107659434

ISBN-13: 9781107659438

Edition: 2013

Authors: C. S. Lewis

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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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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.46" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, "Jack" to his intimates, was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. His mother died when he was 10 years old and his lawyer father allowed Lewis and his brother Warren extensive freedom. The pair were extremely close and they took full advantage of this freedom, learning on their own and frequently enjoying games of make-believe. These early activities led to Lewis's lifelong attraction to fantasy and mythology, often reflected in his writing. He enjoyed writing about, and reading, literature of the past, publishing such works as the award-winning The Allegory of Love (1936), about the period of history known as the Middle Ages. Although at one time…