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Courtly love = (Middle Ages) a highly conventionalized code of conduct for lovers.
Here, lovers refer to whom?
Also, explain highly conventionalized
Lovers - men and women who are in love
Originally Posted by user_gary
In this context, to court someone is be involved with them romantically, especially with a view to marriage. The men were courting the women; the women were being courted by the men.
Courtly love had strict rules which had to be obeyed by the men who were doing the courting and the women who were being courted.
I'm sure Anglika meant to point out that this last sentence explains what 'highly conventionalized' means.
Originally Posted by Anglika
Thanks, Bob - I did indeed!