Andreas Capellanus | Critical Essay by Catherine Brown

This literature criticism consists of approximately 49 pages of analysis & critique of Andreas Capellanus.
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Critical Essay by Catherine Brown

SOURCE: “Sophisticated Teaching: The Double-Talk of Andreas Capellanus,” in Contrary Things: Exegesis, Dialectic, and the Poetics of Didacticism., Stanford University Press, 1998, pp.91–115.

In the following excerpt, Brown contends that the self-contradictory theme found in De Amore is deliberately used by Capellanus to facilitate the lessons he wishes to teach.

Safety in numbers!—Fight on, add up the sum of my precepts;           Pile up the numerous grains, mountains of counsel arise. But since the ways we react seem to differ as much as our features,           Do not trust me too far. 

—Ovid, Remedia amoris...

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