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Courtly Love
A look at how the concept of courtly love became increasingly influenced by Christian ideology.
# 124332 | 500 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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This paper provides a discussion of the concept of courtly love that originated in the Middle Ages. The focus is on how, despite its initial secularism, the concept became increasingly influence by Christian ideology.

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"There is no denying that the concept of courtly love that originated during the Middle Ages illustrates numerous influences of Christian ideology. However, this influence was absent initially and only evolved over time. As one historian notes, "Courtly Love represents an anti-Christian movement that was almost wholly secularized at its inception and gradually became more Christianized as time went on." Willis Irving Singer argues that the concept of Courtly Love originated in the Middle Ages though it was not the only conception of love..."

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