Medieval Love Poetry

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  • "Farewell my joy,
    and welcome paine,
    till I see my lady againe.'


    The quest is the essence of medieval romance, whether the search is for the ideal beloved or for the Holy Grail. Love was sometimes the object and sometimes a snare that hindered the completion of the quest. This giftbook combines the two distinct but related themes of love and romance, illustrating original texts with the images of medieval romances (stories of knightly adventures and quests) such as 'La Chatelaine de Vergi','Troilus and Cressida' and 'Tristram and Isolde'.

    The book also juxtaposes words of love (posies) alongside images of gold jewellery and other inscribed mementoes. The illustrations are chosen from objects of gold, ivory, enamel, ceramic, woodwork andleather in the British Museum and manuscript illuminations in the British Library and the Bodieian Library, Oxford. Jewels and rings, mirror cases and caskets all evoke the medieval world of love, making this the perfect gift for anyone's beloved.

  • Product code: cmc50161
    Exhibition: Treasures of Heaven
    Price category: Under 10
    World culture: Medieval Europe
    Title: Medieval Love Poetry
    Author: John Cherry
    ISBN: 9780714150161
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96 pages
    llustrations: 45 colour
    Weight: 0.363kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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