Onward To the Palace of Wisdom- Love, Pt. 2, Amor

Prologue         
In the second half of the 11th century, the Aquitaine area of southern France gave birth to thetapestry-492475_1280 Troubadours, wandering poets who sang of love for love’s sake. This was the time of the Arthurian legends, chivalry, and the ritual of courtly love, amidst the stoicism of forced marriages. For love and marriage were of two different orders, one did not marry for love. The latter arranged under the convention of economic gain, sanctioned by the church, the former, a game of patience and conquest and could mean death if lovers were found guilty of adultery. Continue reading Onward To the Palace of Wisdom- Love, Pt. 2, Amor