One of the world's greatest authorities on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett, unearths remarkable evidence of the complex passions of medieval men and women. The Church preached hatred of the flesh, promoted the cult of virginity and condemned woman as the sinful heir to Eve. Yet this was the era that gave birth to the idea of romantic, or 'courtly' love.

http://www.open2.net/medievalmind/sex.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bartlett_%28historian%29

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