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Books: Marilyn Yalom's “How the French Invented Love' review.

January 28, 2013

This amiable tour through changing French attitudes toward love during the past millennium begins in the twelfth century, when—according to Yalom, a former professor of French—troubadours granted the female objects of their songs an unprecedented power and status. Various manifestations of courtly love followed, and then . . . (Subscription required.)

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