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«Semper moritur et nunquam mortuus est qui amat». On the death of the lover in some texts of the Spanish Middle Ages

Kevin Matos

Abstract


There is no lack of lovers who begged for mercy from their ladies due to the menace of death they would find if they did not manage to satisfy their erotic desire. This essay attempts to explain the medical ideology that underlies these poetic arguments and its literary consequences.

Parole chiave


love death; amor hereos; courtly love; eroticism

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