Lovesickness in the Middle Ages: The Viaticum and Its Commentaries
Aruges that self-development and independence is not the selfish evil often portrayed. Commitment and interdependence are idealized by many. According to medieval physicians, love-sickness was an illness of mind and body caused by sexual desire and the sight of beauty. Wack offers a comprehensive analysis of the potentially fatal ailment in medieval culture--its forms and meanings in literature, courtly love, the cultural construction of illness, gender issues. The second part of the book contains annotated editions and translations of the Viaticum and its commentaries, studied for centuries in medical schools. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Lovesickness in Antiquity and the Early
Gerard of Berrys Glosses on the Viaticum
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