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Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern by Maritere López,Daniel T. Lochman

By Maritere López,Daniel T. Lochman

Interdisciplinary in scope, this assortment examines the various and intricate ways that early smooth Europeans imagined, mentioned and enacted friendship, a essentially optional courting among participants another way certain in prescribed familial, non secular and political institutions. the quantity is thoroughly designed to mirror the complexity and multi-faceted nature of early smooth friendship, and every bankruptcy includes a case learn of particular contexts, narratives and/or lived friendships. members contain students of British, French, Italian and Spanish tradition, supplying literary, old, non secular, and political views. Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early smooth Europe, 1500-1700 lays the foundation for a taxonomy of the differences of friendship discourse in Western Europe and its overlap with emergent perspectives of the psyche and the physique, in addition to of the connection of the self to others, periods, social associations and the state.

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