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Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature: A Casebook

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Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant problem, and marriage was often characterized by brutality. Albrecht Classen brings together an outstanding group of historical, cultural, and literary scholars in this volume to investigate the complicated, nuanced, and often ...

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Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature: A Casebook
2014, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415762694

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Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature: A Casebook
2004, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415971010

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