Medieval Epoch Quotes
"Courtly love, or courtesie, was a product of the provincial troubadours."
"The idea behind courtesie is the power of love to call forth all knightly and courtly excellence."
"Her duty to her husband, therefore, resulted from necessity, not free choice."
"The worship of the Virgin was a sort of sublimation of courtly love, and when you read Dante's Divine Comedy you will see the complete spiritualization of such love."
"The Church was not only indestructible; it was omnipresent in the lives of the people. All the arts were in the service of the Church."
"This life was only a stepping stone to eternity."
"They worked for God and not for personal glory."
"The barbarian and classical art forms were gradually united until they found a home in the glories of Romanesque art."
"Practically all the intellectual and artistic activity throughout the medieval period was associated with the monastery."
"There can be no conflict between philosophy and theology because both are from God."
"Mathematics was analogous to the laws of the universe controlled by Divine Reason."
"The words might even be secular." --I can't remember what this is refering to, so you'll have to look it up!
"These verses celebrate the ideal of courtly love."
"Love songs...were inspired by the imagination to entertain a courtly society and win recognition."
The Age and its Art
"Medieval man did not seem to be proud of his body."
"The body became mearly a prison of the soul."
"The Christians rejected the human body as pagan and this-worldly."
"The monks took the tripple oath of Chastity, Poverty, and Obdience."
"Within the rich and mysterious light of his cathedrals he aspired upward to eternal grace and salvation."
Audio Visual History of Music
"Gregorian Chant has had a religious function from the Middle Ages to our own time."
"As time went on, polyphony became more complex."
"sometimes a mixture of love songs and religious songs in the vernacular Latin at the same time."
"Instruments were probably used in the perfomances of miracle and mystery plays, dramas which depicted important events in the lives of Jesus and the saints."
"...music became more and more technically complex, especially in its rhythms."
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