Andreas Capellanus


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(fl. 1180s),

is usually believed to have been a chaplain to Marie de Champagne. His book De Arte Honeste Amandi (also entitled De Amore) is a handbook of procedure in love in three sections: Book I, concerned with the nature of love and procedure in it; Book II, on how love can be retained; and Book III, on the rejection of love. Andreas' work corresponds very closely to the writings of Ovid, and it has been very authoritative in the definitions of courtly love from Gaston Paris to the present day.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

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