A Guide Part 2. The Landscape of Courtly Love
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A guide to the very locations of Miracles and Saints, of battles between Virtue and Infamy. This book reveals hidden ruins and secret trails, Commanderies of the warrior monks of Christ, and the Knights Templar. Deserted Castles, Courts of chivalry, the cradle and emerging triumph of a new kind of love, L’amour Courtois. Explore the erotics of Troubadour love poetry and the Divine Universe of the Middle Ages. Places of Sorcery and liberal heresy, of feuds between Popes, Kings and Queens; places of intrigue and terror. Glimpse the Inquisition, lost valleys and abandoned villages, resting in the abundant sunlight and tranquility of the midi…
For over twenty years Andrew Squires has explored and photographed the places where these events happened. These volumes bring together a rich selection of sources and photographs which illustrate Provence, seen here, as it may once have been. An eBook to help plan your own adventure, use to navigate 'on-the-road', and explore your own Provence. Places and legends for the most part still secret.