Category Archives: Courtly Love

An eyewitness account of WACF.

By way of Encyclopedia Titanica, the words of Titanic survivor Mrs. Emil Taussig as reported by the New York Times on April 22nd 1912: “Only twenty women were near the boat, and these were put in. My daughter Ruth was … Continue reading

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Lancelot and the gruesome demand for the Full Titanic Experience.

Five years ago this January the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground at 11:45 PM with 4,252 souls on board.  The engine compartments were quickly flooded, and the ship eventually capsized and sank.  Miraculously, all but 32 of the souls … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Costa Concordia, Courtly Love, National Review, Traditional Conservatives | 100 Comments

Is Gen. 29 a modern love story?

Note:  This began as a discussion in the comments section of Riding to Lancelot’s rescue, but it seems worthy of making into a quick post. Commenter Kevin asks: I agree that the obsession with romantic love is absurd. But I … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, Marriage, Romantic Love | 126 Comments

Ovid Game tip: Don’t visit her on her birthday.

In The Allegory of Love C.S. Lewis explains that because the concept of courtly love has fully transformed our view of sexual passion, we misread prior works as if they had the same theme.  He uses the example of Ovid’s … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Chivalry, Courtly Love, Game, Romantic Love | 56 Comments

Riding to Lancelot’s rescue.

Several commenters have objected to my previous post, including Hugh Mann: I think our gracious host doth read too much into these tales – I was brought up on them, and in none of the printed retellings popular in the … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Chivalry, Courtly Love, Romantic Love, Traditional Conservatives | 197 Comments