Books About Courtly Love
Courtly love is an idealized loved celebrated in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The noble knight devotes himself to a lady. Courtly love also involves a code of conduct for lovers. Read more about courtly love.
Chivalry and Courtly Love
David Simpson, from DePaul University defines courtly love: "Properly applied, the phrase l'amour courtois identified an extravagantly artificial and stylized relationship--a forbidden affair that was characterized by five main attributes."
The Story of Launcelot: The Lady of Shalott - Bulfinch
Read "The Story of Launcelot: The Lady of Shalott," by Thomas Bulfinch.