Andreas Capellanus | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Dorothy Clotelle Clarke

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Andreas Capellanus.
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Critical Essay by Dorothy Clotelle Clarke

SOURCE: “Juan Ruiz and Andreas Capellanus,” in Hispanic Review, Vol. 40, No. 4, Autumn, 1972, pp.390-411.

In the following essay, Clarke describes how Ruiz's Libro de buen amor satirizes De Amore.

Two works important in early Romance literature and known by virtually identical titles that mask similar but opposite deceits are the Archpriest Juan Ruiz's Libro de buen amor1 of the early half of the fourteenth century, and Andreas Capellanus's breviary on courtly love now commonly referred to as De arte honeste amandi,2 of approximately a century-and-a-half earlier. Although Juan Ruiz selects his title professedly to honor his bawd (st. 933), his title, like the work itself, has several layers of meaning: on the surface having to do with the troubadours' fin' amor, an idealized type of love constantly refined by unconsummated physical...

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