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Ethics and enjoyment in late medieval poetry 1 edition

Ethics and enjoyment in late medieval poetry
Jessica Rosenfeld

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Ethics and enjoyment in late medieval poetry
love after Aristotle
Jessica Rosenfeld

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Jessica Rosenfeld provides a history of the ethics of medieval vernacular love poetry by tracing its engagement with the late medieval reception of Aristotle. Beginning with a history of the idea of enjoyment from Plato to Peter Abelard and the troubadours, the book then presents a literary and philosophical history of the medieval ethics of love, centered on the legacy of the Roman de la Rose. The chapters reveal that 'courtly love' was scarcely confined to what is often characterized as an ethic of sacrifice and deferral, but also engaged with Aristotelian ideas about pleasure and earthly happiness. Readings of Machaut, Froissart, Chaucer, Dante, Deguileville and Langland show that poets were often markedly aware of the overlapping ethical languages of philosophy and erotic poetry. The study's conclusion places medieval poetry and philosophy in the context of psychoanalytic ethics, and argues for a re-evaluation of Lacan's ideas about courtly love"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Cambridge studies in medieval literature

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
809.1/9353
Library of Congress
PN688 .R67 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24384726M
ISBN 13
9781107000117
LC Control Number
2010038968

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