The Art of Courtly Love by Andreas Capellanus is a twelfth-century guide to the ins and outs of medieval love affairs, from how to find love to how to keep it – and why maybe it’s best to avoid it altogether. This week, Danièle speaks with Peter Konieczny about this fascinating book, and why it’s probably time to ditch some of its outdated dating advice.
If you want to read a full translation of The Art of Courtly Love, check out the version by John Jay Parry.
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Top Image: Codex Manesse, UB Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848, fol. 249v