Category Archives: Courtly Love

Why bother identifying the reason the gate was erected?

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. –G. K. Chesterton Commenter seventiesjason wrote: as for … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, G. K. Chesterton, Romantic Love, Traditional Conservatives | 22 Comments

Revolving door chivalry.

The Daily Mail has a post up for Valentines Day titled The new rules of chivalry: From who pays the bill to paying compliments etiquette expert William Hanson reveals the dos and don’ts for the confused modern man (and woman) The … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, Daily Mail, Men's Sphere Humor, Traditional Conservatives, Ugly Feminists, Valentine’s Day | 68 Comments

How to woo a peasant woman.

With Valentines Day fast approaching I thought I’d offer a refresher on the manners of chivalry.  As before we turn to De Amore (1184-86), a poem with a list of rules for what we commonly know as chivalry and what … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, De Amore, Infogalactic, Ugly Feminists | 40 Comments

Chivalry Game: How to negotiate desire.

What we commonly know as chivalry and what literary scholars call courtly love has two aspects.  One is a religious/moral philosophy, and the other is a method of seduction (game).  To date I’ve been focusing on the religious/moral side, but … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, De Amore, Game, You can't make this stuff up | 79 Comments

The chivalric rules of love.

French poets, in the eleventh century, discovered or invented, or were the first to express, that romantic species of passion which English poets were still writing about in the nineteenth. They effected a change which has left no corner of … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Chivalry, Courtly Love, De Amore, Disrespecting Respectability, Every Man's Marriage, Fred Stoeker, Marriage, New Morality, Pastor Doug Wilson, Romantic Love, Serial Monogamy, Servant Leader, Stephen Arterburn, Wake-up call | 92 Comments