MIDDLE AGE
Courtly love• Origin: the late  11th century by  the  troubadours.• This come from  the Provence  (souther  France)
• AIM:  Redefine  traditional  Christian  ideals of love,  marriage,  manhood,  virtue,  feminity.
• Under the  sponsorship  of powerful  nobles like  Eleonor of  Aquitaine  and Marie  Champagne…
• …their  influence  gradually  spread  throughout  France,  England and  Germany.
• By the middle of  the 13th century,  the troubadour  philosophy become  practically  institutionalized  throughout the  ...
• Courtly  love was  charazteriz  ed by 5  main  attributes.  In essence,  the  relationshi  p was:
• Aristocratic  : courtly  love was  practiced by  noble lords  and ladies.
• Ritualistic:  The lady was  the constant  recipient of  songs, poems,  bouquets,  sweet favours  and  ceremonial  gestur...
• Secret:  courtly lovers  were pledged  to strict  secrecy. The  lovers  composed a  universe unto  themselves.
• Adulterous: “Fine  love” was  extramarital.  Lovers escape  from the routines  of noble marriage,  and exalted their  ca...
• Literary: as a  subject and  theme in  imaginative  literature.
• Click on the video  to listen a  troubadour love  song  http://www.youtu  be.com/watch?v=  Xk1W22yHLJQ&  feature=related
The women in the Middle           Age• The female  model beauty  and the  situation of  women in the  Middle Age  was very...
• The female  model beauty:  beautiful,  pure, the  symbol of  human  wisdom and  perfection,  without men  couldn¡t  asce...
• He have as  example  Dante’s  Beatrice…
• …and  Petrarch’s  Laura.
• But the real  position of  women in  Middle Age  was  different…
• Because they  were  consider  inferior and  underestimat  ed..
… impures and  behind men…
• …and  dominated  by men to  order women  to do as they  wished.
• So the difference  between the  beauty model and  the real women  was very  controversial and  hypocritical.
• Click on the  video to see an  interesting  report about  important  women figures  in the Middle  Age  http://www.you  ...
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  1. 1. MIDDLE AGE
  2. 2. Courtly love• Origin: the late 11th century by the troubadours.• This come from the Provence (souther France)
  3. 3. • AIM: Redefine traditional Christian ideals of love, marriage, manhood, virtue, feminity.
  4. 4. • Under the sponsorship of powerful nobles like Eleonor of Aquitaine and Marie Champagne…
  5. 5. • …their influence gradually spread throughout France, England and Germany.
  6. 6. • By the middle of the 13th century, the troubadour philosophy become practically institutionalized throughout the courts of Europe, and “fine love” had become the basis for a glamorous and exciting new style of life.
  7. 7. • Courtly love was charazteriz ed by 5 main attributes. In essence, the relationshi p was:
  8. 8. • Aristocratic : courtly love was practiced by noble lords and ladies.
  9. 9. • Ritualistic: The lady was the constant recipient of songs, poems, bouquets, sweet favours and ceremonial gestures. She just need to return a short of approvald, and after all, she was the exalted
  10. 10. • Secret: courtly lovers were pledged to strict secrecy. The lovers composed a universe unto themselves.
  11. 11. • Adulterous: “Fine love” was extramarital. Lovers escape from the routines of noble marriage, and exalted their carnal relationship.
  12. 12. • Literary: as a subject and theme in imaginative literature.
  13. 13. • Click on the video to listen a troubadour love song http://www.youtu be.com/watch?v= Xk1W22yHLJQ& feature=related
  14. 14. The women in the Middle Age• The female model beauty and the situation of women in the Middle Age was very different.
  15. 15. • The female model beauty: beautiful, pure, the symbol of human wisdom and perfection, without men couldn¡t ascend to heaven…
  16. 16. • He have as example Dante’s Beatrice…
  17. 17. • …and Petrarch’s Laura.
  18. 18. • But the real position of women in Middle Age was different…
  19. 19. • Because they were consider inferior and underestimat ed..
  20. 20. … impures and behind men…
  21. 21. • …and dominated by men to order women to do as they wished.
  22. 22. • So the difference between the beauty model and the real women was very controversial and hypocritical.
  23. 23. • Click on the video to see an interesting report about important women figures in the Middle Age http://www.you tube.com/watc h?v=F5qRplq2 WAk&feature= related
  24. 24. The end

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