Love, Friendship and Faith in Europe, 1300–1800

  • Laura Gowing
  • Michael Hunter
  • Miri Rubin

About this book


This ground-breaking volume explores the terrain of friendship against the historical backdrop of early modern Europe. In these thought-provoking essays the terms of friendship are explored - from the most intimate and erotically charged to the reciprocities of village life. This is a rich offering in social and cultural history that is attuned to the pervasive language of religion. A hidden history is revealed - of friendships that we have lost, and of friendships starkly, and movingly, familiar.


cultural history England enlightenment Europe history Middle Ages reform reformation Renaissance Spinoza

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Gowing
    • 1
  • Michael Hunter
    • 2
  • Miri Rubin
    • 3
  1. 1.Kings CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.BirkbeckUniversity of LondonUK
  3. 3.Queen MaryUniversity of LondonUK

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