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Love after Death

Concepts of Posthumous Love in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Edited by: Bernhard Jussen and Ramie Targoff

This book explores one of the central questions that has haunted husbands and wives and lovers over the millennia of history: What kind of afterlife might they expect for their love once one or both of them have died? Focusing on the evolution of ideas about posthumous love within medieval and early modern Europe, the book includes many religions and cultures in order to understand how expectations about the afterlife differed across traditions.

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Bernhard Jussen, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany; Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA.

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