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Human History as Natural History

The Art of Courtly Love

Andreas Capellanus drew a line between what he called “pure” love, which omitted the final solace, and what he called “mixed” love, which culminated in the final act of Venus—often with pangs of regret. Regret was the usual outcome. And paternity was usually confused. Read More

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Laura Betzig, Ph.D., is a Darwinian historian at work on her fourth book, The Badge of Lost Innocence: A History of the West.


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