The Courtly Love Tradition

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The courtly love tradition came during a time when love emphasized nobility and chivalry. It originated with musicians called troubadours in the late eleventh century. Courtly love to promote a new form of paganism which people of the time called Gai Saber(means the happy wisdom or "gay science") It was practiced mainly by noble lords and women. Couples who were engaged in courtly relationships gave each other gifts and tokens of their affection. Before Courtly love established itself as a popular real-life activity, it first gained attention as a subject and theme in imaginative literature. Ardent knights, that is to say, and their passionately adored ladies have been already popular figures in song and fable before they began spawning a
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