Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
During this time period in France and England, the idea of passionate, erotic love began to be prevalent once more in the literature and minds of the nobility. The literature articulating this idea of love also included a new model for the perception of women. The perception of women was improved by the concept of passionate love. The lover and the beloved met on an equalized footing outside society, which engendered a more positive view of women within society as well.
Newton, Christopher Laurie, "In the Name of the Lady: Courtly and Passionate Love and the Perception of Women in France and England During the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries" (1997). Honors Theses. 262.