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Download Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love by R Howard Bloch – A Provocative Read
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divUntil now the advent of Western romantic love has been seen as a liberation fromor antidote toten centuries of misogyny In this major contribution to gender studies R Howard Bloch demonstrates how similar the ubiquitous antifeminism of medieval times and the romantic idealization of woman actually arebrBRThrough analyses of a broad range of patristic and medieval texts Bloch explores the Christian construction of gender in which the flesh is feminized the feminine is aestheticiz…

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