Encounters admirably shows the relevance of producing commensurability, provides rich detail, and makes numerous lucid observations--yet it also leaves the reader with hesitations and questions.
Chapter one looks closely at the world of courtly
diplomacy and of a language of insults that could run through a diplomatic conversation.
The first essay examines the conversations, exchanges, and conflicts between the courtly
centers of power in the Deccan states of South Asia in the 16th century.
That form was given a handsome boost by Ned Buntline at Leopardstown yesterday and Courtly
Conduct should have the measure of Mr Groocock and the long-absent Maya Quest.
In the legends, Arthur is more than simply a warrior king: he is the symbol and perfect expression of a world of chivalry that is also a world governed by the principles of courtly
behavior that new ideology imported from the South of France by the Troubadours who accompanied Eleanor of Aquitaine on the occasion of her two successive marriages.
Further, he has successfully juxtaposed the Troubadour technique of donnoi, deification of courtly
lady (domma) and esoteric progression (Eros-Amor-Jois) with the Vaisnavite ladder of kama-prema-mahasukha after a deep comparative analysis of the lyrics of Trobadours and Vaisnava poets of medieval India.
This is not a feature of the romance that would likely have been lost on a medieval courtly
It is well organized to the point of becoming a bit predictable (the formula for each chapter involves a section on non-Spanish courtly
love intertexts, then echoes of these intertexts in Spanish nondramatic works, then discussion of a canonical comedia written by a man, and then, finally, discussion of a more "marginal" comedia written by a woman).
The following section deals with the oscillation between lamentation lyric and courtly
lyric, and Kosta-Thefaine touches, albeit not always convincingly, on what he sees as French patriotism in the form of courtly
verse as a vehicle for the expression of grief and lament.
The volume's title, Medieval Andalusian Courtly
Culture, affirms that the manuscript under study does not belong to "Central Islamic" culture.
And while many of these poems underscore the secular, courtly
, and Italian influences present in her early work, Cooper also includes five religious meditations that recall the devotional poetry of this period (Petit Oeuvre devot et contemplatif).
Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality, by James A.