The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition

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Oxford University Press, 1938 - Allegory - 378 pages
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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

C S Lewis traces the development of love poetry from the celebration of adulterous love by the 12th century Troubadours through to Edmond Spenser's utter refutation and then vindication of married ... Read full review

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Interesting for his comments on individual works, but his overall theory of progress from adulterous to married love as a literary ideal I think mistaken. There are early works that favor married love ... Read full review


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