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SOURCE: “Some Rational Considerations of Andreas Capellanus,” in Romance Notes, Vol. VIII, No. 1, Autumn, 1966, pp.121-27.

In the following essay, Frank focuses on the central position of rationality among matters of love debated by Capellanus in De Amore.

The De Amore of Andreas Capellanus, a middle or later twelfth century document, was probably written under the supervision of Countess Marie of Champagne and the influence of her mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, patroness of the troubadours.1 The De Amore is a primer on the whole of the courtly love relationship. It sets forth twelve and then thirty-one rules of chivalric love. It enumerates various decisions achieved by the ‘courts of love’ and, in a series of dialogues, it presents the necessary modes of entreaty to be used by the suitor.2

Andreas' work pictures the suitor and...

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