A post about Rilke and Romantic Love, the gift to the Western World from The Ornament of The World
, al-Andalus, the high civilization of Muslim Spain, via the troubadors
, who gave us this Arabian meme as the noble concept of Courtly Love, with additional reference to Denis de Rougement's Love In The Western World, The Art Of Courtly Love
by Andreas Capellanus and Abû Muhammad 'Alee ibn Ahmad ibn Sa'eed ibn Hazm's Tawq al-Hamâmah (The Ring of the Dove)
. So, there you have it: Rilke, quintessential poet of love, and The History of Romantic Love. Yeah... that's the ticket.!
posted by y2karl
on Feb 14, 2003 -