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Love in Print in the Sixteenth Century: The Popularization of Romance - Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500-1700 (Hardback)
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Love in Print in the Sixteenth Century: The Popularization of Romance - Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500-1700 (Hardback)

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Hardback 249 Pages / Published: 16/04/2014
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Love in Print in the Sixteenth Century explores the impact of print on conflicting cultural notions about romantic love in the sixteenth century. This popularization of romantic love led to profound transformations in the rhetoric, ideology, and social function of love - transformations that continue to shape cultural notions about love today.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137392671
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 4336 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


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"The argument the eminently readable Love in Print presents is relatively simple. Before the advent of print, love was not as perplexing as it was afterwards. As access to printed books increased, discourses on love, no longer restricted to the elite coteries, discovered new audiences among merchants and millers. Love became as much a subject of the piazza as the palazzo, and there was a corresponding cultural shift, a destabilization of how love was conceived of rhetorically, ideologically and socially." - Times Literary Supplement

"Beautifully written, and devoid of jargon, Love in Print in the Sixteenth Century: The Popularization of Romance is much more than a study of four specific books that treat love as either a philosophical, ideological, rhetorical or physical question. It is an erudite analysis of love as a broad cultural phenomenon with concrete and tangible effects in the sixteenth century, with Moulton's erudition manifesting in his extensive research, the complex tissue of ideas he has interwoven, and the many thoughtful questions he raises. This book will interest a host of readers in many disciplines." - Margaret F. Rosenthal, Professor of Italian, University of Southern California, USA

"Love may be a many splendored thing today, but as Ian Frederick Moulton demonstrates in this fascinating book on the Renaissance it was a very troubled and often contested one. Disease, dangerous emotion, uplifting passion, the tie that bound for good and evil often all at once - Moulton brilliantly shows how Renaissance love was a powerful emotion that we have largely lost for better and worse." - Guido Ruggiero, Professor of History, University of Miami, USA

"In its philosophical ambitions, Moulton's Love in Print in the Sixteenth Century takes its place alongside classic books like Irving Singer's The Nature of Love. In its historical exactitude, Love in Print grounds philosophy in material realities - in this case, in four printed books that help to democratize romantic love in the sixteenth century." - Bruce R. Smith, Dean's Professor of English, University of Southern California, USA

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