Love in the Western World

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In this classic work, often described as The History of the Rise, Decline, and Fall of the Love Affair, Denis de Rougemont explores the psychology of love from the legend of Tristan and Isolde to Hollywood. At the heart of his ever-relevant inquiry is the inescapable conflict in the West between marriage and passion--the first associated with social and religious responsiblity and the second with anarchic, unappeasable love as celebrated by the troubadours of medieval Provence. These early poets, according to de Rougemont, ...

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Love in the Western World
1990, Schocken Books Inc, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805209501

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Love in the Western World
1983, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691013930

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Love in the Western World
1974, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780061319457

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