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By Maritere López,Daniel T. Lochman

Interdisciplinary in scope, this assortment examines the numerous and intricate ways that early glossy Europeans imagined, mentioned and enacted friendship, a essentially non-obligatory dating among contributors differently sure in prescribed familial, spiritual and political institutions. the amount is punctiliously designed to mirror the complexity and multi-faceted nature of early sleek friendship, and every bankruptcy includes a case examine of particular contexts, narratives and/or lived friendships. members contain students of British, French, Italian and Spanish tradition, supplying literary, old, non secular, and political views. Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early smooth Europe, 1500-1700 lays the foundation for a taxonomy of the alterations of friendship discourse in Western Europe and its overlap with emergent perspectives of the psyche and the physique, in addition to of the connection of the self to others, periods, social associations and the state.

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