A History of Courtship

800 Years of Seduction
Author(s): Tania O'Donnell
Original Publish Date: Jan 09, 2018
Product Number: EB00750518
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781510708709
Publisher: Skyhorse
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Tania O'Donnell takes the reader on a journey from medieval Courtly Love, through to the sexual license of the Restoration, and Victorian propriety. Pick up historical 'dating tips,' from how to court (or be courted), write romantic love letters, give and receive gifts, propose and pose as a sighing swain. The book takes a historical approach to the problem of finding a mate, with case studies of classic romantic mistakes and plenty of unusual tales. In the 14th century young men tried to impress the ladies with their footwear, donning shoes with pointed toes so long that they had to be secured with whalebone—presumably because size mattered! A History of Courtship is an entertaining and enlightening look at seduction over the centuries.

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