Love in Classical & Medieval Europe

Abelard, Peter. The Letters of Abelard and Heloise. Trans. Betty Radice. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.

Ackerman, Diane. A Natural History of Love. New York: Random House, 1994.

Akehurst, F. R. P, and Judith M. Davis, ed. A Handbook of the Troubadours. Berkeley: U of California P, 1995.

Allen, Peter L. The Art of Love: Amatory Fiction from Ovid to the Romance of the Rose. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1992.

Anderson, William. Dante the Maker. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980.

Andreas Capellanus. The Art of Courtly Love. Trans. John J. Parry. New York: Columbia UP, 1990.

Arden, Heather M. The Romance of the Rose. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1987.

Augustine, Saint. The Confessions. Trans. Maria Boulding. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 1997.

Augustine, Saint. The Confessions. Trans. Henry Chadwick. New York: Oxford UP, 1991.

Bernard of Clairvaux. The Works of Bernard of Clairvaux. Vol. 1. On the Song of Songs. Trans. Kilian Walsh. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1981.

Biale, David. Eros and the Jews: From Biblical Israel to Contemporary America. New York: Harper Collins, 1992.

Bloch, Ariel, and Chana Bloch. The Song of Songs: A New Translation with an Introduction and Commentary. New York: Random House, 1995.

Bloch, R. Howard. Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991.

Boadt, Lawrence, ed. The Song of Solomon: Love Poetry of the Spirit.  Foreword by John Updike.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 

Boase, Roger. The Origin and Meaning of Courtly Love: a Critical Study of European Scholarship. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1977.

Bogin, Meg. The Woman Troubadours. New York: Norton, 1980.

Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo. Berkeley: U of California P, 1967.

---. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia UP, 1988.

Bullough, Vern L., and James A. Brundage, eds. Handbook of Medieval Sexuality. New York: Garland Publishing, 1996. 

Bynum, Caroline Walker. ". . . `And Woman His Humanity': Female Imagery in the Religous Writing of the Latter Middle Ages" and "Women Mystics and Eucharistic Devotion in the Thirteenth Century." Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion. New York: Zone Books; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991.

Cahill, Lisa Sowle. Between the Sexes: Foundations for a Christian Ethics of Sexuality.  Philadelphia: Fortress Press; New York: Paulist Press, 1985. 

Cammille, Michael.  The Medieval Art of Love: Objects and Subjects of Desire.  New York: Harry M. Abrams, 1998.

Chrétien de Troyes. The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes. Trans. David Staines. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1990, 1993.

Clark, Mary T. Augustine. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown UP, 1994.

Curtis, Renée L., trans. The Romance of Tristan: The Thirteenth-century Old French "Prose Tristan." New York: Oxford UP, 1994.

Dante Alighieri. La Vita Nuova. Trans. Barbara Reynolds. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969.

---. La Vita Nuova. Trans. Musa, Mark, trans. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.

Denomy, Alexander. The Heresy of Courtly Love. New York: D. X. McMullen Co., 1947.

De Rougement, Denis. Love in the Western World. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1995.

Dronke, Peter. "The Song of Songs and Medieval Love-Lyric." The Medieval Poet and His World. Storia e Letteratura, No. 164. Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1984. 209-236.

Economou, George, ed. Proensa: An Anthology of Troubadour Poetry. Trans. Paul Blackburn. Berkeley: U of California P, 1978.

Epstein, Daniel Mark. Love's Compass: A Natural History of the Heart. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1990.

Ferrante, Joan M., George D. Economou, and Frederick Goldin. In Pursuit of Perfection: Courtly Love in Medieval Literature. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1975.

---. "Cortes' Amor in Medieval Texts." Speculum 55 (1980): 686-695.

Fox, Michael V. The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs. Madison, WI: U of Wisconsin P, 1985.

Gilson, Etienne. The Mystical Theology of St. Bernard. Trans. A. H. C. Downes. London: Sheed and Ward, 1940.

Goldin, Frederick, trans. Lyrics of the Troubadours and Trouvères. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1973.

Gregroy, of Nyssa, Saint. From Glory to Glory: Texts from Gregory of Nyssa's Mystical Writings. Trans. Herbert Musurillo. New York: Scribner, 1961.

Guillaume, de Lorris, and Jean de Meun. The Romance of the Rose [Roman de la Rose]. Trans. Charles Dahlberg. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1971.

---. The Romance of the Rose.  Trans. Frances Horgan. Oxford UP, 1994.

Hadewijch. "Letters" and "Visions." The Complete Works. Trans. Columba Hart. New York: Paulist Press, 1980.

Halperin David M., John J. Winkler, and Froma I. Zeitlin, ed. Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1990.

Hanning, Robert W. The Individual in Twelfth Century Romance. New Haven: Yale UP, 1977.

---, and Joan Ferrante, trans. The Lais of Marie de France. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1995.

Hatfield, E., and R. L. Rapson. Love, Sex, and Intimacy: Their Psychology, Biology, and History. New York: Harper Collins, 1993.

Haule, John R. Pilgrimage of the Heart: The Path of Romantic Love. Boston: Shambhala, 1992.

Hendrick, Clyde, and Susan S. Hendrick. Liking, Loving & Relating. Monterey, Calif.: Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., 1983.

Hendrick, Susan S., and Clyde Hendrick. Romantic Love. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1992.

Hunt, Morton. The Natural History of Love. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

Huot, Sylvia Jean. The Romance of the Rose and its Medieval Readers: Interpretation, Reception, Manuscript Transmission. New York: Cambridge UP, 1993.

Jacoff, Rachel, ed.  The Cambridge Companion to Dante. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1993. 

Jaeger, C. Stephen. The Origins of Courtliness: Civilizing Trends and the Formation of Courtly Ideals, 923-1210. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1985.

Jeffrey, David Lyle, ed. A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans, 1992.

John of the Cross, Saint. Selected Writings of St. John of the Cross. Trans. Kevin Kavanaugh. New York: Paulist Press, 1987.

---. The Poems of St. John of the Cross. Trans. Willis Barnstone. Bilingual ed. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1968.

Johnson, Robert. She: Understanding Feminine Psychology. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

---. We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.

Keel, Othmar.  The Song of Songs: A Continental Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994.

Keen, Maurice Hugh. Chivalry. New Haven: Yale UP, 1984.

Kendrick, Laura. The Game of Love: Troubadour Wordplay. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.

Kristeva, Julia. "Manic Eros, Sublime Eros." Tales of Love. New York: Columbia UP, 1987. 59-82.

Leclercq, Jean. Monks and Love in Twelfth-Century France: Psycho-historical Essays. New York: Oxford UP, 1979.

Lee, John Alan. "Love-Styles." The Psychology of Love. Eds. Robert J. Sternberg and Michael L. Barnes. New Haven: Yale UP, 1988. [Chap. 3. Kinds of love.]

Lewis, C. S. The Allegory of Love: Studies in a Medieval Tradition. New York: Oxford UP, 1936.

Matter, E. Ann. The Voice of My Beloved: The Song of Songs in Western Medieval Christianity. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1990.

Monson, Don A. "Andreas Capellanus and the Problem of Irony." Speculum 63 (1988): 539-572.

Moshe, Idel. "Sexual Metaphors and Praxis in the Kabbalah." The Jewish Family: Metaphor and Memory. Ed. David Kraemer. New York: Oxford UP, 1989. 197-224.

Neumann, Eric. Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1991.

Newman, F. X., ed. The Meaning of Courtly Love. Albany, NY: State U of New York P, 1968.

Nygren, Anders. Agape and Eros. Trans. Philip S. Watson. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

O'Donoghue, Bernard. The Courtly Love Tradition. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1982.

Osborne, Catherine. "`Arrows, Eros, and Agape." In Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love. New York: Oxford UP, 1990. 52-85.

Owen, Douglas David Roy. Noble Lovers. New York: New York UP, 1975.

Paden, William, ed. The Voice of The Trobairitz: Perspectives on The Women Troubadours. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1989.

Perella, Perella, Nicolas J. The Kiss Sacred and Profane: An Interpretative History of Kiss Symbolism and Related Religio-Erotic Themes. Berkeley: U of California P, 1969.

Pope, Marvin. Song of Songs: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. The Anchor Bible, 7C. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977.

Press, Alan R., ed. and trans.Anthology of Troubadour Lyric Poetry. Repr. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1985.

Puhl, Louis J., SJ, trans. The Spiritual Excercises of St. Ignatius. Chicago: Loyola UP, 1951.

Renart, Jean. The Romance of the Rose or of Guillaume de Dole [videorecording]. South Hadley, Mass.: Mount Holyoke College, 1992.

Saintsbury, George. The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory. New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1897.

Seward, D. Eleanor of Aquitaine. Toronto: Times Books Co., 1935.

Singleton, Charles S. An Essay on The Vita Nuova. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1949; 1983.

Soble, Alan, ed. Eros, Agape, and Philia: Readings in the Philosophy of Love. New York: Paragon House, 1989.

Solomon, Robert C., and Kathleen M. Higgins. The Philosophy of (Erotic) Love. Lawrence: UP of Kansas, 1991.

Southern, Richard William. The Making of the Middle Ages. New Haven: Yale UP, 1961.

Stendhal. On Love. Trans. H. B. V. New York: Da Capo Press, 1983.

Sternberg, Robert J. "Triangulating Love." The Psychology of Love. Ed. Robert J. Sternberg and Michael L. Barnes. New Haven: Yale UP, 1988. [Chap. 6. Kinds of love].

Sternberg, Robert J., and Michael L. Barnes. The Psychology of Love. New Haven: Yale UP, 1988.

Strayer, Joseph R., ed. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Vols. 1-10. New York: Scribner, 1982.

Valency, Maurice Jacques. In Praise of Love: An Introduction to the Love-Poetry of the Renaissance. New York: Schocken Books, 1982.

Walsh, Carey Ellen. Exquisite Desire: Religion, the Erotic, and the Song of Songs. Fortress Press, 2000. 

Wiesner-Hanks, Merry. Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Wilhelm, James. The Cruelest Month: Spring, Nature, and Love in Classical and Medieval Lyrics. New Haven: Yale UP, 1965.

Wills, Gary. Saint Augustine. New York: Lipper/Viking, 1999.

Yerushalmi, Shmuel, Rabbi. The Book of Shir HaShirim: Me'am Lo'ez. Translated and adapted by Zvi Faier. New York: Moznaim Pub. Corp, 1988. [Classic Jewish commentaries on the Song of Songs.]